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Charles Hultman

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Charles Hultman

Birth Name

ca. 1832 – 23 Oct 1863

Resident of Muster-In

Manitowoc County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

1 Jan 1862

Cause of Death

chronic diarrhea

Death Location

general hospital at Chattanooga, TN



Charles Hultman 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 Hultman as living in Manitowoc County, WI, married, a farmer, and age 29. He had blue eyes, fair hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’5½”. He enlisted for three years on October 21, 1861 at Manitowoc, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI and December 12, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was named Corporal (Korporal) on January 1, 1862. On December 12, 1862, he was assigned as hospital orderly in Murfreesboro, TN. He was sent to hospital in same city because of illness on March 21, 1863 and then to a convalescent center. He died in general hospital at Chattanooga, TN of chronic diarrhea on October 23, 1863. In 1864, his widow, Maria, 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.84; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.506; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_231.