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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. 1830 – ca. 1910

Resident of Muster-In

Stockholm, Pepin County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Dec 1861



Hans 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 Stockholm, Pepin County, WI, age 31, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 6, 1861 at Stockholm, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 20, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in Chattanooga, TN in October and November 1863, and in Knoxville, TN on February 2, 1864. He was wounded in an arm at Kenesaw Mountain, GA on June 22, 1864, and was sent to Nashville, TN. He then moved to Jeffersonville, IN. He mustered out with I Company on February 10, 1865 at Chattanooga. His widow, Gena Hanson, filed a pension in his name on June 24, 1910 in MN.


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; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.314, e52; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_198.