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Syver K. Foss

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Syver K. Foss

Birth Name
Other Names

Syver Kristilgen Foss


ca. 1817 –

Resident of Muster-In

St. Peter, Nicollet County, MN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Dec 1861

Syver K. Foss joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed Foss as living in St. Peter, Nicollet County, MN, age 44, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 5, 1861 in Green County, WI, and mustered on December 11, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was left sick in hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. He was sent to General Hospital near Murfreesboro, TN on March 20, 1863. Foss later moved to hospital at Nashville, TN. He was discharged from the service for disability at Nashville, TN on July 15, 1863.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office box 76-7; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.74; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.476; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.282; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.303; MN Naturalization Records Index, 1854-1957, Reel 1, Code 1, Vol. A, p. 124.