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Nils P. Gram

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Nils P. Gram

Birth Name
Other Names

Nels P. Gram; Nils Peter


ca. 1817 – ca. 1892

Resident of Muster-In

Stockholm, Pepin County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Dec 1861


Julia F.

Nils P. Gram joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company I. The men of the company called themselves the “Scandinavian Mountaineers” but were also known as the “Waupaca Company” because so many of them were living in that WI county when they enlisted.

The army listed Gram as living in Stockholm, Pepin County, WI, age 44, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 5, 1861 at Stockholm, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 20, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in Mound City, IL in September and December 1862. He was discharged from the service at Mound City for chronic diarrhea on June 16, 1863.

In 1890, he was living in Florence, Goodhue, MN. A pension was filed by his widow, Julia in 1892.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-11; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.130; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.589; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.283; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.314; Civil War Pension Index, Roll # T288_182; 1890 Veterans Schedules, Roll: 23, Page: 2, Enumeration District: 52.