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Thosten Henricksen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Thosten Henricksen

Birth Name

Tosten Henriksen Dengerud

Other Names

Torsten Hendricksen,Torstun Hendrickson; Tosten De


24 Jan 1830 –

Birth Place

Ål parish, Buskerud fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Norway Township, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Dec 1861


Gro Halversdatter


Henrick Holgesen




Ingeborg Johansdatter

Married On

3 Nov 1879

Marriage Location

Goodhue County, MN

Thosten Hendrickson immigrated with his brother, Knute, and sister-in-law, Guri, in 1861. Hendrickson 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 Hendrickson as living in Norway Township, Racine County, WI, age 30, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 10, 1861 at Waterford, WI, and mustered on December 20, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was seriously wounded at Chickamauga, GA on September 19, 1863 and sent to Chattanooga, TN. He was absent from his company because of those wounds. On June 15, 1864, he was in a hospital in Nashville, TN, and in Madison, WI from June 28, 1864 through July 30, 1864. Hendrickson was mustered out at Madison on January 9, 1865, when his term of service had expired. He still had a bounty due of $100. He is entered on the Roll of Honor of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps.

After the war, he lived in Minneola, Goodhue County, MN. He married Ingeborg Johansdatter in Goodhue on November 3, 1879. They had at least one child named Hendrick. In 1910, he was a widower and living with Hendrick and his family.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 79-1; 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.416; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.298; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.291; The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union, Edwin B. Quiner, 1866, Clarke & Co., Chicago, p.626; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_211; Minnesota Marriage Index, FHL #1379160;; 1910 Census, Roll: T624_698, Page: 1B, Enumeration District: 0048, FHL microfilm: 1374711; Ål parish record #I5, born and baptised, p. 32,