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Tosten Erickson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Tosten Erickson

Birth Name

ca. 1830 –

Resident of Muster-In

Freeborn County, MN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

1 Feb 1862



Tosten Erickson joined WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The company called itself “Clausen’s Guards” in honor of the 15th’s first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in MN and IA, with the rest from WI.

The army listed Erickson as living in Freeborn County, MN and age 29. He had a wife named Anna and a son named Hans. He enlisted for three years on November 30, 1861 in Freeborn County, MN and mustered at Madison, WI on February 11, 1862. He was designated Sergeant (Sersjant) on February 1, 1862. He became unfit for service and was discharged for disease at Jacinto, MS on July 22, 1862. In 1886, he was living in Lake Mills, Winnebago County, IA.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-12; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.140; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.622; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.317; List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa, William L. Alexander, Des Moines, IA 1886, p.705; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.260.