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Christian Ingebretson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Christian Ingebretson

Birth Name
Other Names

Christian Bjorneby


ca. 1828 – 17 Feb 1862

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Strongs Prairie, Adams County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Dec 1861

Death Location

hospital at Camp Randall, Madison, WI



Mother Lived



Ingebret Christiansen

Father Lived




Christian Ingebretson was born in Norway to Ingebret Christiansen and Ragnild. They immigrated in 1854 to WI. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Wolf Hunters.” They were also known as the “Waupun Company” because so many of its members were from Waupun, WI.

The army listed Ingebretson as living in Strongs Prairie, Adams County, WI, age 33, a farmer, and unmarried. He had black eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, and stood 5’6½”. He enlisted for three years on November 2, 1861 at Strongs Prairie and mustered at Madison, WI on December 8, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He died in the hospital at Camp Randall, Madison, WI on February 17, 1862.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-6,15; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.60; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, pp. 439, 445; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, pp. 300, 301; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, pp. 272, 293; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_1399, Page: 149, Image: 153, Family History Library Film: 805399; U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, p. 73.