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Henrick Johnson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Henrick Johnson

Birth Name
Other Names

Henrik Johnson, Hendrick Johnson


ca. 1831 – 25 Feb 1863

Resident of Muster-In

Norway, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

2 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Bowling Green, Warren County, KY

Burial Location

National Cemetery, Nashville, TN



Henrick Johnson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Bear Hunters,” but they were also known as the Color Company because the regimental Color Guard was attached to their company. The army listed him as living in Norway, Racine County, W, age 30, and married. He enlisted for three years on October 31, 1861 at Waterford, WI and mustered on December 2, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was sick in Nashville, TN on December 6, 1862. He died of disease in Bowling Green, KY on February 25, 1863 and buried in the National Cemetery, Nashville, TN. His widow, Chestine, filed a pension in his name in 1881.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-5; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.46; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.418; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.297; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.299; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_244.