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Carl C. Evenson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Carl C. Evenson

Birth Name

Jan 1835 – 1 Jun 1910

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Madison, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


2nd Company


Rank at Enlistment

Private and Musician

Cause of Death

mitral insufficiency

Death Location

Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, KS

Burial Location

Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth County, KS, Plot: Section F, site 196




Martha Marie

Carl C. Evenson was born in January 1835 in Norway. He immigrated in 1861. He married Martha Marie. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company B. The men of the company called themselves the “Wergeland Guards” in honor of Henrik Wergeland, the famous Norwegian writer and poet.

The army listed Evenson as living in Madison, Dane County, WI, age 26, and married. He enlisted for three years on March 3, 1862 at Madison, and mustered there the same day as a Private (Menig) and drummer. He was promoted to Principal Musician and transferred to the Regimental Band on December 17, 1862 to serve as Drum Major. He was later reduced to Musician and sent back to B Company. He served as an escort to the provision transport from Stevenson, AL on June 30, 1863 and October 13, 1863. He served on military police duty on April 20, 1864. He was then sick in the hospital on July 2, 1864. He then transferred to WI 15th Infantry Company H at Lookout Creek on December 1, 1864; then to 24th Infantry. He was discharged from the service at Huntsville, AL on March 13, 1865, his term having expired.

After the war, he and his wife moved to Leavenworth County, KS and he worked as a farmer and musician. They had at least one child named Anne, born in 1879. He moved to the Soldier Home in Leavenworth, KS on November 9, 1906. He died on June 1, 1910 of mitral insufficiency and is buried in Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, KS, Plot: Section F, site 196.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office boxes 76-4, 78-1; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.4, 30; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.381; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.280; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.291, p.309; Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol I & II, Compiled under direction of the Adjutant General, Madison WI, 1886, p.808;; 1900 Census, Roll: 486, Page: 2A, Enumeration District: 0108, FHL microfilm: 1240486; 1905 KS Census, Roll: ks1905_79, Line: 5; 1910 Census, Roll: T624_444, Page: 21A, Enumeration District: 0085, FHL microfilm: 1374457; U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, p.16561.