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Louis Grund

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Louis Grund

Birth Name
Other Names

Louis Grunds, Lewis Gund


ca. 1822 – 31 Aug 1864

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Stockholm, Pepin County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

16 Mar 1864

Cause of Death


Death Location

Andersonville Prison, Macon County, GA

Burial Location

Andersonville National Cemetery, Macon County, GA, grave 7355


Catherine Grund

Louis Grund was born in Sweden. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company I. The men of his company called themselves the “Scandinavian Mountaineers” but were also known as the “Waupaca Company” because so many of them were living in that Wisconsin county when they enlisted.

The army listed Grund as living in Stockholm, Pepin County, WI, age 42, and a farmer. He had blue eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, and stood 5’10”. He enlisted for three years on January 4, 1864 at Stockholm, and mustered at Madison, WI on March 16, 1864 as a Private (Menig). He joined I Company at McDonald’s Station, TN. Grund was captured by the enemy at New Hope Church, GA on May 27, 1864. He died of diarrhea on August 31, 1864 in Andersonville Prison and buried there in grave 7355. A woman named Catherine Grund of Stockholm, Pepin County, was granted a widow’s pension of $8 a month.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-13; 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; The Martyrs who, for our country,gave up their lives in the prison pens in Andersonville, Georgia, Quartermaster General’s office, publ 1866, p.84; Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 living in Wisconsin, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, MN, pub. 1998.; Prisoners who died at Andersonville Prison, Atwater List, publ 1865.