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|Name at Enlist|
ca. 1840 –
|Resident of Muster-In|
Norway Township, Racine County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
2 Dec 1861
Knudt Hansen 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 Hansen as living in Norway Township, Racine County, WI, age 21, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 20, 1861 at Waterford, WI, and mustered on December 2, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was wounded at Battle of Stones River, TN on December 30, 1862, and sent to hospital in Nashville, TN the next day. He was moved to a hospital in New Albany, IN. He was discharged from the service for disability in Louisville, KY on August 5, 1863.
Sources: 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; 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.298; The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union, Edwin B. Quiner, 1866, Clarke & Co., Chicago, p.621.