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Stephen Evenson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Stephen Evenson

Birth Name
Other Names

Steffen Evensen


ca. 1839 –

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Racine, Racine County, WI

Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

30 Aug 1862

Death Location

Louisville, KY

Stephen Evenson was born in Norway. In 1860, he was working as a farm laborer and living in Waterford, Racine County, WI. He joined the WI 15th Infantry. He was not assigned to a company. The army listed him as living in Racine, WI, farmer, and age 23. He had blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’6½”. He enlisted for three years on August 30, 1862 at Racine. He had a bounty of $100 and served as a Private (Menig). He was reported to have died in Louisville, KY.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office box 76-15; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p. 648; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.280; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_1427, Page: 870, Image: 488, Family History Library Film: 805427.