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Christian Halvorson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Christian Halvorson

Birth Name

Christian Halvorson

Other Names



ca. 1840 –

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

New Lisbon, Juneau County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Dec 1861

Christian Halvorson was born in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Wolf Hunters.” They were also known as the “Waupun Company” because so many of its members were from Waupun.

The army listed Halvorson as living in New Lisbon, Juneau County, WI, farmer, age 22, and unmarried. He had brown eyes, dark hair, light complexion, and stood 5’9¼”. He enlisted for three years on November 4, 1861 at New Lisbon, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 8, 1861 as a Private (Menig). Halvorson fought at Mississippi River No. 10 and at Perryville, KY. He was later promoted to Corporal (Korporal). He helped guard the baggage train on October 18, 1862. He was wounded at Stones River, TN on December 31, 1862, and sent to hospital in Nashville, TN. He fought at Chickamauga, GA. He transferred to Indiana 16th Infantry on February 1, 1864. He came back to the 15th Wisconsin and to his previous company at Strawberry Plains, VA. He was wounded severely by a musket ball through his right arm at New Hope Church, GA on May 27, 1864, and sent to hospital in Louisville, KY, and from there to Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO. He was discharged from the service because of his wounds on November 2, 1864. He was entered on the Roll of Honor of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps. After the war, he was granted a pension of $16 a month because of the wound to his right arm. He was living in Strongs Prairie, Adams County, WI at that time.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office boxes 76-6, 78-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.56; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillage [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1895, p.442; 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.301; Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin), Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, MN, publ. 1998.;;