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|Name at Enlist||Ole Fredrickson|
|Lived||ca. 1842 -|
|Resident of Muster-In||Stoughton, Dane County, WI|
|Company at Enlistment||D|
|Rank at Enlistment||Private|
|Muster Date||16 Dec 1861|
Ole Fredrickson was born in Norway. 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 Fredrickson as living in Stoughton, Dane County, WI, age 19, a farmer, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, and stood 5’7”. He enlisted for three years on December 15, 1861 at Stoughton, and mustered at Madison, WI the following day as a Private (Menig). He was taken prisoner at Stones River, TN on December 31, 1862. He was paroled at Annapolis, MD on February 28, 1863 and sent to St Louis, MO. He was sick in hospital in Chattanooga, TN on October 20, 1863. Fredrickson was home in WI on sick leave on May 3, 1864. He stayed away too long and was arrested, court-martialed, and sentenced to forfeit six months’ pay. He re-enlisted for three years on January 1, 1864 at Strawberry Plains, TN. He re-mustered on April 25, 1864 at McDonald’s Station, TN. He was to be given a 30-day furlough sometime before expiration of his original term of service. He transferred to WI 15th Infantry, Company H on February 13, 1865. He was temporarily assigned to the WI 24th Infantry. He transferred to 13th Infantry K Company on June 12, 1865. He mustered out on November 24, 1865 at San Antonio, TX.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 14, 78-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.18, p.194, vol.20, p.58; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.441; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.300.