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George Fogg

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

George Fogg

Birth Name

George Fogg


May 1845 –

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

2 Dec 1861


Josephine (Josie) Gnitz

Spouse Lived

Sep 1845

Married On

7 Oct 1867

Marriage Location

Milwaukee, WI

George Fogg was born in May 1845 in England. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Bear Hunters,” but they were also known as the Color Company because the regimental Color Guard was attached to their company.

The army listed Fogg as living in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI, age 17, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 25, 1861 at Milwaukee, and mustered on December 2, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Company musician. He was sick in Chattanooga, TN on November 28, 1862. He mustered out with C Company on January 1, 1865 at Chattanooga, TN.

After the war, he married Josephine (Josie) Gnitz on October 7, 1867 in Milwaukee, WI. Josephine was born in September 1845 in WI. Her parents were born in Germany. Together, George and Josephine had 3 children, but only 1 daughter was living by 1900. Her named was Grace Becket (married name), born in 1875 in WI. In 1900 and 1910, they were living in Chicago, IL.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-5; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.44; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.413; Civil War Pension Index roll # T288_156; 1900 Census, Roll: 274, Page: 8A, Enumeration District: 0740, FHL microfilm: 1240274; and 1910 Census, Roll: T624_267, Page: 21B, Enumeration District: 1054, FHL microfilm: 1374280; WI Marriage Records, Batch # M00865-5, GS Film # 1032384.