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Hans Hanson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment
Hans  Hanson Profile Image
Photo believed to have been taken between December 1861 and February 1862.
Image courtesy of Hans and Anna Hansen's great grandson, Glen Hanson.

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Name at Enlist

Hans Hanson

Birth Name

ca. 1832 – 13 Dec 1863

Resident of Muster-In

Moscow, Iowa County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

4 Jan 1862

Cause of Death

Chronic diarrhea

Death Location

Chattanooga, TN

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Chattanooga, TN; section D, grave 852



Hans Hanson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed Hanson as living in Moscow, Iowa County, WI, age 29, and married. He enlisted for three years on November 25, 1861 in Iowa County, and mustered on January 4, 1862 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was sent to camp hospital, Chattanooga, TN on October 7, 1863. He died there of chronic diarrhea on 13 [or 21] December 1863. He was buried in National Cemetery at Chattanooga, TN; section D, grave 852. He is on the Roll of Honor of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps. His wife, Anne, filed a pension in his name on August 12, 1864.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-7; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.74; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.478; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.288; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.304; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_198.