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R. Murray House

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

R. Murray House

Birth Name
Other Names

Murray R. House


ca. 1837 –

Resident of Muster-In

Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

13 Dec 1861

R. Murray House 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 House as living in Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, WI, unmarried, and age 24. He enlisted for three years on November 18, 1861 at Two Rivers, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 12, 1861. He was named Sergeant (Sersjant) on December 13, 1861. He became unfit for service and was discharged for disability at Corinth, MS on July 24, 1862.


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.84; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.506, Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865, “Murray R. House.”