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Ole Tvinge Jenson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole Tvinge Jenson

Birth Name
Other Names

O.J. Tvinge


ca. 1834 –

Resident of Muster-In

Freeborn County, MN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Ole Tvinge Jenson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. 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. The army listed him as living in Freeborn County, MN, age 28, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on February 7, 1862 in Freeborn County and mustered on February 11, 1862, at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). Jenson was sick in a hospital in Bowling Green, KY on September 17, 1862. He was wounded and taken prisoner at Chickamauga, GA on September 19, 1863. He was still a prisoner in June 1864. Jenson mustered out on February 10, 1865, at Chattanooga, TN. After the war in 1879, he was granted a pension of $4 a month because of a gun shot wound to his left arm.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-12; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.144; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.629; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.338 ; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.318; Freeborn County Historical Society, Albert Lea, MN; Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, MN; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_242.