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Ole K. Hoverud

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole K. Hoverud

Birth Name

ca. 1842 –

Resident of Muster-In

Perry, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

1 Jan 1862

Ole K. Hoverud joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men his company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed him as living in Perry, Dane County, WI, age 19, and unmarried. Hoverud enlisted for three years on December 24, 1861 at Dane County, and mustered on January 1, 1862 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was left sick in hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. He was discharged from the service on account of disability on October 16, 1862 at Cairo, IL by order of Major General Ulysses S. Grant.


Sources: 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.293; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.304.