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|Name at Enlist|
ca. 1840 – 1 Jul 1862
|Resident of Muster-In|
Winchester, Winnebago County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
18 Jan 1862
|Cause of Death|
Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati; section B, grave 66
Halvor Halvorson was born in Norway. In 1860, he was living in Winchester, Winnebago, WI with his father, Bernt Halvorson (1797), and his four brothers. All family members were 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 Halvorson as living in Winchester, Winnebago County, WI, age 22, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 6, 1862 at Neenah, WI, and mustered on January 18, 1862 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10. He died of disease in hospital at Cincinnati, OH on July 1, 1862. He was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati; section B, grave 66.
Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-4; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.382; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.295; Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol I & II, compiled under direction of the Adjutant General, Madison, WI, 1886, p.808; History of the Town of Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, Winchester Area Historical Society, publ. 2002, p.4-11; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_1437; Page: 845; Image: 551; Family History Library Film: 805437.