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Peter Homlebeck

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Peter Homlebeck

Birth Name

ca. 1816 – 12 Oct 1862

Resident of Muster-In

New Glarus, Green County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

17 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Bowling Green, KY

Burial Location

Nashville, TN, Cemetery, section N, grave 160

Peter Homlebeck joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed Homlebeck as living in New Glarus, Green County, WI, age 45, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 14, 1861 in Green County, and mustered on December 17, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was left sick in hospital at Bowling Green, KY on September 16, 1862. He died there of disease on October 12, 1862. He was buried in Nashville, TN, Cemetery, section N, grave 160.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-7, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.74; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p 480; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.292; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.304.