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Ross Fredenburg

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ross Fredenburg

Birth Name
Other Names

Fradenburg, Fridenburgh


ca. 1830 –

Resident of Muster-In

Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

12 Dec 1861

Ross Fredenburg joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. The men of the company called themselves “KK’s Protectors” in honor of the 15th’s first Lieutenant Colonel, Kiler K. Jones. “F” was also known as the Valdres Company because a large number of its members hailed from the Valdres region of Norway.

The army listed Fredenburg as living in Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, WI, married, and age 31. He enlisted for three years on October 25, 1861 at Manitowoc, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 12, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was assigned as Regimental Wagonmaster on May 21, 1863. He was sick in Chattanooga, TN on September 21, 1863. He mustered out with F Company on January 13, 1865 at Chattanooga. He is entered on the Roll of Honor of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps.

After the war, he filed a pension on January 15, 1889 from MI.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.86; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.503; Civil War Pension Index roll # T288_160;