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Lars Halvorson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Lars Halvorson

Birth Name
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ca. 1839 – 30 Aug 1862

Birth Place


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Resident of Muster-In

Manchester Township, Freeborn County, MN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Cause of Death

chronic diarrhea

Death Location

general hospital at Farmington, MS

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Corinth, MS

Lars Halvorson was born in Hadeland, Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The company called itself “Clausen’s Guards” in honor of the 15th’s first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in MN and IA, with the rest from WI.

The army listed Halvorson as living in Manchester Township, Freeborn County, MN, farmer, age 23, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’9”. He enlisted for three years on January 17, 1862 in Freeborn County, and mustered February 11, 1862 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He died of disease (chronic diarrhea) on August 30, 1862 in a general hospital in Farmington, MS. He is buried in the National Cemetery at Corinth, MS.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-12, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.144; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.624; Freeborn County, MN Historical Society; 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.317.