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Hans Hanson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Hans Hanson

Birth Name

ca. 1841 – 1 Oct 1862

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

12 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

general hospital at Nashville, TN

Burial Location

Nashville National Cemetery, section A, grave 1291

Hans Hanson was born in Hjartdal, Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed Hanson as living in Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, WI, unmarried, and age 20. He enlisted for three years on October 23, 1861 at Manitowoc, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 12, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in a general hospital at Nashville, TN on September 5, 1862, and died there of disease on October 1, 1862. He was buried in Nashville National Cemetery, section A, grave 1291.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-8, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol 20, p 88; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p 307; Det Femtende Regiment Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] by Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p 506; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p 288.