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Soren L. H. Hauge

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment
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Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 80704

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Name at Enlist

Soren L. H. Hauge

Birth Name

Søren Lem Halvosen Hauge


16 Jan 1840 –

Birth Place

Hauge, Laerdal prestegjeld, Sogn og Fjordane

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Sterling, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Dec 1861

Death Location

Crawford County, WI


Berthe Magdalene Pedersdatter


Halvor Helgesen Hauge

Søren L. H. Hauge was born in Laerdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, on January 16, 1840. His parents were Halvor Helgesen Hauge and Berthe Magdalene Pedersdatter. He was the elder brother of Ludvig Hauge. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company B. The men of his company called themselves the “Wergeland Guards” in honor of Henrik Wergeland, the famous Norwegian writer and poet.

The army listed Hauge as living in Sterling, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI, age 22, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 14, 1861 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on December 20, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was then assigned as Company Wagoner. Hauge was sick in Bowling Green, KY on September 17, 1862. He was promoted to Corporal (Korporal). He was sick on the 23rd and the 25th of July 1864. He mustered out with the company on December 2, 1864 at Chattanooga, TN. He returned to Sterling after the war. He died in Crawford County (before 1907).


Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-4; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 30; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.383; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.275 (photo), p 295; Lars Gjertveit, Bodo, Norway; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, pp. 263, 289; Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol I & II, compiled under direction of the Adjutant General, Madison WI, 1886, p. 809; Lærdal parish register #A6, born and baptised, p. 47,