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|Name at Enlist|
ca. 1834 – 25 May 1862
|Resident of Muster-In|
Stoughton, Dane County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
16 Nov 1861
|Cause of Death|
Mississippi River Island No. 10
Mississippi River National Cemetery, near Memphis, TN
Lars Halvorson 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 Stoughton, Dane County, WI, age 27, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on September 23, 1861 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on November 16, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He died of disease at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 25, 1862. He was buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery, near Memphis, TN.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-4; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.30; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.383; 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.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.