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Henry O. Henryson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment
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Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 86142

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Name at Enlist

Henry O. Henryson

Birth Name
Other Names

Henry Hendrickson, Henry Henrikson, Henry Hendriks


ca. 1843 –

Resident of Muster-In

Primrose, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

1 Jan 1862

Henry O. Henryson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of this company called themselves the “Rock River Rangers.”

The army listed Henryson as living in Primrose, Dane County, WI, unmarried, and age 18. He enlisted for three years on November 11, 1861 at Belleville, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 8, 1861. He was assigned as a Corporal (Korporal) on January 1, 1862. He was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL in October 1863. He was then in a hospital for a time in 1864. He assigned as an ambulance driver on July 17, 1864. He mustered out with Company G on January 13, 1865 at Chattanooga, TN. In 1886, he was living in Sheldahl, Story County, IA.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.98; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.534; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.256 (photo), p.312; List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa, William L. Alexander, Des Moines, IA, 1886, p.705; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.291.