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John Jenson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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John Jenson

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John Jenson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K as a Private (Menig). The company called itself “Clausen’s Guards” in honor of the 15th’s first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in MN and IA, with the rest from WI. He was one of four brothers. He was killed in VA.

Sources: Freeborn County Historical Society, Albert Lea, MN.