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George Johnson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

George Johnson

Birth Name

ca. 1830 – 14 May 1864

Resident of Muster-In

New Centreville, St. Croix County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

13 Dec 1861

Cause of Death

killed in action

Death Location

Battle of Resaca, GA

Burial Location

Chattanooga National Cemetery, TN

George Johnson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the “Rock River Rangers.” The army listed him as living in New Centreville, St. Croix County, WI, age 31, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 11, 1861 at New Centreville, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 13, 1861 as a Private (Menig). Johnson was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL in October 1863. He was sick in Chattanooga, TN on November 28, 1863. He was killed, shot through his chest, in the Battle of Resaca, GA on May 14, 1864. He was buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery; section L, grave 287.

Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.102; The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union, Edwin B. Quiner, 1866, Clarke & Co., Chicago, p.628; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.535; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.296; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.312.