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Martin Halvorson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Martin Halvorson

Birth Name

ca. 1841 –

Resident of Muster-In

New Lisbon, Juneau County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Dec 1861

Martin 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 him as living in New Lisbon, Juneau County, WI, age 19, a veterinarian, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 28, 1861 at New Lisbon, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 8, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was taken prisoner at Stones River, TN on December 31, 1862. He was paroled at Annapolis, MD and sent to St. Louis, MO. He transferred to 68th Indiana on February 1, 1864. He came back to the 15th WI on April 2, 1865. He was wounded in his right leg at Resaca, GA on May 14, 1864. He mustered out with Company D on February 13, 1865 at Chattanooga, TN. He transferred to H Company of the WI 24th Infantry on March 9, 1865. He mustered out on May 1, 1865 upon the expiration of term.

In January 1881, he was granted a pension of $4 a month because of the wound to his right leg. He was at that time living in Strong’s Prairie, Adams County, WI. In the 1895 WI State census, he was still living in Strong’s Prairie.


Sources: 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.60; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.444; 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.301; The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union, Edwin B. Quiner, 1866, Clarke & Co., Chicago, p.628; Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin), Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, MN, publ. 1998; WI 1895 Census, Roll #v226_20.