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Austin Goodale

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Austin Goodale

Birth Name
Other Names

August Goodale


ca. 1839 –

Resident of Muster-In

Vernon, Waukesha County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

10 Jan 1862

Austin Goodale joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of his 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 Goodale as living in Vernon, Waukesha County, WI, age 33, and married. He enlisted for three years on January 1, 1862 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on January 10, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He never reported sick or absent. He mustered out with the company on January 1, 1865 at Chattanooga, TN.

After the war, he filed a pension from MT on August 25, 1890.


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.46; 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_179.