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Lars Ingebretson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Lars Ingebretson

Birth Name
Other Names

Lars Ingebrigtsen


ca. 1826 – 21 Dec 1863

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Hamburg, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Chattanooga, TN

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Chattanooga, section D, grave 324

Lars Ingebretson was born in Hurdalen, Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed him as living in Hamburg, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI, carpenter, age 35, and unmarried. Ingebretson had blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, and stood 5’6”. He enlisted for three years on December 1, 1861 in La Crosse County, WI, and mustered on December 8, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was sent to Convalescent Camp near Murfreesboro, TN on May 21, 1863. He was later moved to the hospital in Chattanooga, TN where he died of disease (intermittent fever and diarrhea) on December 21, 1863. He was buried in the National Cemetery at Chattanooga, section D, grave 324.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-7,17; 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.481; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.304; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, pp.263, 278, 293.