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|Name at Enlist|
ca. 1840 –
|Resident of Muster-In|
Scandinavia, Waupaca County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
20 Dec 1861
Helge Halvorson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company I. The men of the company called themselves the “Scandinavian Mountaineers” but were also known as the “Waupaca Company” because so many of them were living in that WI county when they enlisted.
The army listed Halvorson as living in Scandinavia, Waupaca County, WI, age 21, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 9, 1861 at Scandinavia, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 20, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He became unfit for service and was discharged for disease at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on August 7, 1862.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-11; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.130; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.590; 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.314.