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Ole Halvorsen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole Halvorsen

Birth Name

ca. 1831 – 24 Sep 1862

Resident of Muster-In

La Crosse, La Crosse County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Bowling Green, KY

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Nashville, Davidson County, TN


Gunnild Tollisson

Ole Halvorsen joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed Halvorsen as living in La Crosse, La Crosse County, WI, age 30, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 11, 1861 at La Crosse, and mustered on December 20, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was left sick in hospital at Bowling Green, KY on September 16, 1862. He died there of disease on September 24, 1862. He was buried in the National Cemetery at Nashville, TN. His mother, Gunnild Tollisson, filed a pension in his name on May 16, 1863.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-7, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.74; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.287; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.480; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.304; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_195.