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John Johnson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

John Johnson

Birth Name

ca. 1839 – 14 Jul 1863

Resident of Muster-In

Onalaska, La Crosse County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

1 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

New Albany, Floyd County, IN

Burial Location

New Albany Cemetery, Floyd County, IN

John Johnson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.” The army listed him as living in Onalaska, La Crosse County, WI, age 22, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 23, 1861 at La Crosse and mustered on December 1, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was left sick at Bird’s Point, MO on March 14, 1862 and then moved to hospital at Mound City, IL on March 18, 1862. He was listed as still there on June 3, 1862 and later moved to hospital at Nashville, TN. Johnson was known to have gone home on sick furlough. He was then sick at Murfreesboro, TN on June 24, 1863. He died of consumption in New Albany, IN on July 14, 1863. He was buried in New Albany Cemetery.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-7, 77-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.76; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.481; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.304; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing.