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|Name at Enlist|
ca. 1818 –
|Resident of Muster-In|
Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
8 Dec 1861
John 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 Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, WI, age 43, and married. He enlisted for three years on October 30, 1861 at Oconomowoc, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 8, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was on sick leave at his home in Oconomowoc from March 30 to May 1, 1862. He was sick on July 28, 1862. He was discharged from the service for disability at Cincinnati, OH on October 22, 1862. His widow, Gunver Halvorson, filed a pension in his name on January 16, 1883.
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.58; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.443; 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; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_195: filed by widow Gunver Halvorson on 1/16/1883.