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Alfred Greenwood

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Alfred Greenwood

Birth Name

Alfred Greenwood

Other Names



Jun 1843 –

Birth Place

Wyota, Lafayette County, WI

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

New Glarus, Green County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

28 Jan 1862


Boletta Hendrickson


Theodore Greenwood


Mary Jane Lyons

Spouse Lived

6 Mar 1849- 3 Mar 1873

Married On

3 Jan 1867

Marriage Location

Green County, WI

2nd Spouse

Jane Olson

2nd Spouse Lived


Alfred Greenwood was born in Wyota, Lafayette County, WI in April 1843. In 1850, he was living with his parents, Theodore Greenwood and Boletta Hendrickson, and his siblings Hellena (Ann) who was born in 1845, Joseph (1848), and Henry (1849). They were living in New Glarus, WI. In 1860, he was living with his parents and other siblings Julia C. (1851) and Mary F. (1853), and Theadore (1857).

Greenwood joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the “Rock River Rangers.” The army listed Greenwood as living in New Glarus, Green County, WI, unmarried, and age 18. He enlisted for three years on January 27, 1862 at New Glarus, and mustered at Madison, WI on January 28, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in Bridgeport, AL on September 13, 1863. He was served with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL in October 1863. He was sick on October 20, 1863 and sent to hospital. On June 29, 1864, he was sent to hospital in Louisville, KY. He discharged from the service from Harvey hospital in Madison, WI on January 9, 1865 for chronic diarrhea and phthisis pulmonalis (pulmonary consumption).

After the war on January 3, 1867, he married Mary Jane Lyons in Green County, WI. She was born in 1849 in PA to Robert Lyons and Susan Brink. In 1870, they were living in Montrose, Dane, WI with their daughter, Clara (1868). He was working as a wagon maker. In 1880, he was living in the same town with his new wife, Jane Olson (1851) and their daughter, Emma (1879). In the 1890s, he was living in the Old Soldiers’ Home in Marion Branch, Marion, IN. He was listed as a widow.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.102; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.532; U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, , p.2996; Civil War Pension Index; 1850 Census, Roll: M432_999, Page: 303B, Image: 217; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_1411, Page: 422, Image: 434, Family History Library Film: 805411; 1870 Census, Roll: M593_1709, Page: 447A, Image: 154, Family History Library Film: 553208; 1880 Census, Roll: 1422, Family History Film: 1255422, Page: 238C, Enumeration District: 081; 1900 Census, Roll: 373, Page: 3A, Enumeration District: 0132, FHL microfilm;; Wisconsin Marriage Records, Batch # M00344-7, GS Film # 1266667.