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Jacob L. Jacobson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Jacob L. Jacobson

Birth Name

Jacob L. Jacobson


Dec 1831 – 16 Jun 1892

Birth Place

Siljan, Telemark

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

10 Dec 1861

Burial Location

St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Stone Bank, Waukesha County, WI


Ingebert Larson


Lars Jacobson

Jacob L. Jacobson was born on December 1831 in Siljan, Telemark, Norway, the son of Lars Jacobson and Ingebert Larson.

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. The army listed him as living in Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, WI, age 29, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 25, 1861 at Oconomowoc, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 10, 1861 as a Private (Menig).

Jacobson was left sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. He was sick in hospital at Iuka, MS on August 21, 1862. He was missing in action during the Battle of Chickamauga, GA on September 20, 1863, but came back to duty soon. He was with the provisional transport from Stevenson on October 13, 1863. He was sick in Chattanooga, TN on November 28, 1863. Jacobson was transferred to the 68th Indiana Regiment on February 1, 1864. He returned to Company D on April 2, 1864. He was wounded in his left shoulder during the Battle of New Hope Church, GA on May 27, 1864 and was sent to hospital in Chattanooga. He mustered out with the Company on February 13, 1865 at Chattanooga. He was entered on the Roll of Honor for the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps. He died on June 16, 1892 and was buried at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Stone Bank, Waukesha County.

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;  Edwin B. Quiner, The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union, 1866, Clarke & Co., Chicago, p.629; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillage [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1895), p.446; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.294; Oberst Heg og Hans Gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.301; VGC cemetery file; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL.