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Andrew Hanson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment
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Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 89044

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Name at Enlist

Andrew Hanson

Birth Name

ca. 1835 –

Resident of Muster-In

Raymond, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

2 Dec 1861

Andrew Hanson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Bear Hunters,” but they were also known as the Color Company because the regimental Color Guard was attached to their company.

The army listed Hanson as living in Raymond, Racine County, WI, age 26, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 5, 1861 at Waterford, WI, and mustered on December 2, 1861, at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was with the Pioneer Corps in November 1862. He mustered out with Company C on January 1, 1865 at Chattanooga, TN.


Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-5; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.46; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p. 415 (photo); Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p 275 (photo), p. 298.