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|Name at Enlist||Halvor Halvorson|
|Lived||ca. 1835 - 19 Sep 1863|
|Resident of Muster-In||New Lisbon, Juneau County, WI|
|Company at Enlistment||D|
|Rank at Enlistment||Private|
|Muster Date||8 Dec 1861|
|Cause of Death||killed in action|
|Death Location||Chickamauga, GA|
Halvor Halvorson 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, a farmer, age 26, and unmarried. He had brown eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, and stood 6’. He enlisted for three years on October 28, 1861 at New Lisbon, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 8, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was killed in action at Chickamauga, GA on September 19, 1863.
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.60; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.412; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.286; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.301 The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union, Edwin B. Quiner, 1866, Clarke & Co., Chicago, p.625.