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Bengt Halverson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Bengt Halverson

Birth Name

ca. 1843 –

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Leon, Monroe County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Jan 1864

Bengt Halverson was born in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company B. The men of the company called themselves the “Wergeland Guards” in honor of Henrik Wergeland, the famous Norwegian writer and poet.

The army listed Halverson as living in Leon, Monroe County, WI, age 21, and a farmer. He had blue eyes, light hair, sandy complexion, and stood 5’5½”. He enlisted for three years on January 20, 1864 at La Crosse, WI as a Private (Menig).


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-13.