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Halvor Hoen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Halvor Hoen

Birth Name

ca. 1845 – 27 Sep 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Door County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

1 Mar 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

Jackson, TN

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Corinth, MS

Halvor Hoen joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. The men of the company called themselves “KK’s Protectors” in honor of the 15th’s first Lieutenant Colonel, Kiler K. Jones. “F” was also known as the Valdres Company because a large number of its members hailed from the Valdres region of Norway.

The army listed Hoen as living in Door County, WI, age 17, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on February 18, 1862 in Door County, and mustered at Madison, WI on March 1, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in the hospital on July 20, 1862. He died of disease at Jackson, TN on September 27, 1862. He was buried in National Cemetery at Corinth, MS.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-8, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.88; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.506; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.291.