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Halvor O. Hove

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Halvor O. Hove

Birth Name
Other Names

Halvor O. Haave


ca. 1821 –

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Dodgeville, Iowa County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

18 Jan 1862

Death Location

Eureka, Greenwood County, KS

Halvor O. Hove was born in Sigdal, Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company I. The men of his company called themselves the “Scandinavian Mountaineers” but were also known as the “Waupaca Company” because so many of them were living in that WI county when they enlisted.

The army listed Hove as living in Dodgeville, Iowa County, WI, age 42, and married. He enlisted for three years on January 15, 1862 at Camp Randall, Madison, WI, and mustered there on January 18, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL in October 1863. Hove was sick in Chattanooga, TN on November 28, 1863 and May 23, 1864. He mustered out with the company on February 10, 1865 at Chattanooga. After the war, Hove moved to KS. He filed a pension from there in 1890. In 1893, he was living at the home of his son in Eureka, Greenwood County, KS. He died there.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-11; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.130; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.591, p.592 (photo); Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.60, p.282 (photo), p.314, e51; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_227.