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Georg Goodridge

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Georg Goodridge

Birth Name

Gunlek Guttormsen Bringa

Other Names

George Godridge; George


ca. 1841 –

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Rushford, Fillmore County, MN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

25 Feb 1862

Georg Goodridge was born “Gunlek Guttormsen Bringa” in Telemark, Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed Goodridge as living in Rushford, Fillmore County, MN, age 20, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on February 15, 1862 at La Crosse, WI, and mustered on February 25, 1862 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL on October 13, 1863. He was sick in Chattanooga on December 28, 1863. He was left sick in Knoxville, TN on February 24, 1864. He mustered out with E Company in Chattanooga, TN on December 20, 1864. After the war he lived at Lake Park, Becker County, MN.


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.477; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL.