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Lars Halvorson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Lars Halvorson

Birth Name

Apr 1835 –

Birth Place


Resident of Muster-In

New Hope, Waupaca County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Dec 1861



Lars Halvorson was born in Norway in April 1835. He immigrated in 1857. He 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 New Hope, Waupaca County, WI, age 25, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 26, 1861 at Scandinavia, WI, 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 April 4, 1863.

In 1900, he was single and living as a boarder in New Hope, Portage County, WI.


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.287; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.314; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_195; 1900 Census, Roll: 1812; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0106; FHL microfilm: 1241812.