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Christian Hansen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Christian Hansen

Birth Name
Other Names

Christian Hanson, Christen Hansen


ca. 1834 –

Resident of Muster-In

Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

1 Dec 1861



Christian Hansen 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 him as living in Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, WI, age 27, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 25, 1861 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on December 1, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10; sick at Iuka, MS on August 21, 1862; sick in hospital at Jacinto, MS; and in Farmington, MS in July 1862. He was discharged from the service for disability in Cincinnati, OH on October 11, 1862.

After the war, Hansen married Esther. On August 1, 1902, Esther filed a pension in his name from the OK Territory.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-2; 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.384; 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; Civil War Pension Index, Roll # T288_198.