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Andrew M. Johnson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Andrew M. Johnson

Birth Name

ca. 1824 –

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Chicago, Cook County, IL

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

15 Nov 1861


Anna E.

Andrew M. Johnson born in Stavanger, Norway. 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 Chicago, IL, a cabinet maker, age 37, and married. He had brown eyes, dark hair, light complexion, and stood 5’8”. He enlisted for three years on September 27, 1861 at Chicago, and mustered at Madison, WI on November 15, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He transferred from Company A to Company C to Company D. Johnson developed arthritis in his left knee and in one ankle, and was discharged from the service for disability at Camp Randall on January 31, 1862.

After the war, he returned in IL. In 1890, he filed a pension. In 1899, his wife Anna E. filed a pension as his widow.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-6,15; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.18, 60; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.447; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.296; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.301; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_243.