Skip Navigation

Lemuel S. House

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

Database Record Change Request

Name at Enlist

Lemuel S. House

Birth Name

ca. 1817 –

Resident of Muster-In

Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

12 Dec 1862

Lemuel S. House joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F.  The men of his 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 House as living in Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, WI, married, and age 45. He enlisted for three years on November 8, 1861 at Two Rivers, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 12, 1862 as a Private (Menig). House became unfit for service and was discharged from the service for disability at Corinth, MS on July 26, 1862. On March 12, 1875, he filed a pension.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-8; 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] by Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.506; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_227.