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Casper Hanson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Casper Hanson

Birth Name
Other Names

Casper Hansen


ca. 1828 – 1869

Resident of Muster-In

Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Dec 1861

Burial Location

Barum Cemetery, Elk Mound, Dunn, WI

Casper Hanson 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 Hanson as living in Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, WI, age 33, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 14, 1861 at Eau Claire, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 20, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in Chattanooga, TN on October 17 and November 28, 1863. He was also sick in Nashville, TN on May 23, 1864. He was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on April 10, 1864. He died in the spring of 1869 and is buried in Barum Cemetery, Elk Mound, Dunn, WI. His tombstone says “Co. I 15 Wis. Inf.”


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.591; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.288; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.314, e52; “Notes of a Civil War Soldier“, Bersven Nelson, pub. in Norwegian-American Studies, vol.26, by NAHA, 1974;