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John M. Johnson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

John M. Johnson

Birth Name

1843 –

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Primrose, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Dec 1861

John M. 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 Primrose, Dane County, WI, age 18, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 1, 1861 in Dane County, and mustered on December 8, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). Johnson was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL on October 13, 1863. He was also with the Ambulance Corps on May 5, 1864. Johnson mustered out with Company E on December 20, 1864.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-7; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 74; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p. 482; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 304; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_1404, Page: 817, Image: 163, Family History Library Film: 805404.