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Anders Gulbranson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Anders Gulbranson

Birth Name
Other Names

Gudbrandson, Andrew Gilbertson


14 Nov 1828 – 21 Apr 1907

Resident of Muster-In

Green County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

1 Feb 1862

Death Location

Moorhead, Monona County, IA

Burial Location

Soldier Lutheran Cemetery, Monona County, IA


P. Rorson


G. Gulbranson



Spouse Lived

1832- 1909

Anders Gulbranson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The company called itself “Clausen’s Guards” in honor of the 15th’s first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in MN and IA, with the rest from WI.

The army listed Gulbranson as living in Green County, WI, age 33, and married. He enlisted for three years on January 21, 1862 in Green County, and mustered at Madison, WI on February 11, 1862. He was designated as a Corporal (Korporal) on February 1, 1862. He was on Military Police duty on October 27, 1862. Gulbranson was seriously wounded at Stones River, TN on December 31, 1862 and sent to a hospital in Nashville, TN. He was reduced to ranks and transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps on January 15, 1864. He is entered on the Roll of Honor for the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps. In 1892, Gulbranson was living near Dunlap, Harrison County, IA.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-12; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.140; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.623; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.263; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.317; The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union, Edwin B. Quiner, 1866, Clarke & Co., Chicago, p.621; Larissa Reutgen; Iowa, Select Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990.