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Michael Fegan

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Michael Fegan

Birth Name
Other Names

Martin Figen, Michael Fagam, Michael Fagan


– 2 Oct 1864

Resident of Muster-In

Cairo, Alexander County, IL

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

14 Sep 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

Andersonville Prison, GA

Burial Location

Andersonville Cemetery, GA, grave 10,234

Michael Fegan joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company I. The men of the company called themselves the “Scandinavian Mountaineers” but were also known as the “Waupaca Company” because so many of them were living in that WI county when they enlisted.

The army listed Fegan as living in Cairo, IL. He enlisted for three years on September 14, 1862 at Cairo, IL as a Private (Menig). He was captured by the enemy at New Hope Church, GA on May 27, 1864 and died of diarrhea in Andersonville Prison on October 2, 1864. He was buried there in grave 10,234.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office box 259-2; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.130; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.60, e51; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.587; GPO p 67; “ List of Prisoners Who Died in 1864-65 at Andersonville Prison”, compiled by Dorance Atwater, 2nd New York Cavalry, 1865.