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Peter George

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Peter George

Birth Name

ca. 1837 –

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Racine, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

2 Dec 1861



Spouse Lived


Peter George 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 George as living in Racine, Racine County, WI, age 24, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 26, 1861 at Milwaukee, WI. He mustered on December 2, 1861, at Madison, WI as a Sergeant (Sersjant). He was then appointed First Sergeant. On July 4, 1862, he was left behind in Humboldt, TN because of sickness. He was discharged from the service for disability in Cairo, IL on July 25, 1862.

In 1870, Peter was living with his wife, Tilla, and his three daughters. Their names were Ida (1864), Mina (1866), and Lydia (1868). He worked as a farmer and they lived in Buffalo, Marquette, WI.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-5, 77-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.42; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.413; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.298; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_172; 1870 Census, M593_1724, Page: 528B, Image: 198, Family History Library Film: 553223.