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Gulbrand Helgeson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Gulbrand Helgeson

Birth Name


Other Names

Gudbrand Helgesen


ca. 1840 – 30 Apr 1862

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Worth County, IA

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

military hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10

Burial Location

Mississippi River National Cemetery near Memphis, TN


Helge Ammundson

Gulbrand Helgeson was born in Næs, Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The company called itself “Clausen’s Guards” in honor of the 15th’s first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in MN and IA, with the rest from WI.

The army listed Helgeson as living in Worth County, IA, age 22, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on March 1, 1862 in Worth County and mustered at Madison, WI on February 11, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He died of disease in military hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on April 30, 1862. He was buried in the Mississippi River National Cemetery near Memphis, TN. His father, Helge Ammundson, filed a pension in his name on October 23, 1883.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-12; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.144; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.626; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.290; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.317; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_210.