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Fergus Ferguson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Fergus Ferguson

Birth Name

Fergus Ferguson


ca. 1840 – 1 Jan 1863

Birth Place


Birth Country

Canada West (Ontario)

Resident of Muster-In

Glencoe, Buffalo County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

16 Dec 1861

Cause of Death

nerve fever

Death Location

Bowling Green, KY

Burial Location

Nashville National Cemetery; section N, grave 679


Louisa Ferguson

Fergus Ferguson was from London, Canada West (Ontario). He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Wolf Hunters.” They were also known as the “Waupun Company” because so many of its members were from Waupun.

The army listed Ferguson as living in Glencoe, Buffalo County, WI, age 21, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 10, 1861 at Waupun, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 16, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was promoted to Corporal on May 1, 1862. Ferguson served as Colonel Heg’s orderly. He was sick in Bowling Green, KY on September 17, 1862. He died there of nerve fever on January 1, 1863, and was buried in Nashville National Cemetery; section N, grave 679. His mother, Louisa, filed a pension in his name on October 6, 1873.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 78-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.56; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.441; Norwegian-American Studies, pub. by Norwegian-American Historical Association, Northfield, MN, vol.32, p.183; Civil War Pension Index, roll# T288_150.