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Isaac Isaacson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Isaac Isaacson

Birth Name

ca. 1825 –

Resident of Muster-In

Pine Lake, Waukesha County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

10 Dec 1861

Isaac Isaacson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of his 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 him as living in Pine Lake, Waukesha County, WI, age 36, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 9, 1861 at Pine Lake, and mustered at Madison, WI the next day as a Private (Menig). Isaacson was sick in Nashville, TN on December 26, 1862, and was left behind in the convalescent camp of the 1st Division. He disappeared from Nashville on July 26, 1864 and was listed as a deserter after August 2, 1864, but it may have been that he had been transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corp on February 15, 1864.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 78-3; 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, p.445; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.293.