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Louis C. Johnson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Louis C. Johnson

Birth Name
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Dec 1835 –

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Resident of Muster-In

Buffalo City, Buffalo County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

22 Feb 1864




Mary A.

Spouse Lived


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Louis C. Johnson was born in Norway in December 1835. He immigrated in 1857 to WI. He married Mary A. in 1863.

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 Buffalo City, Buffalo County, WI, age 28, a farmer, and married. He had gray eyes, light hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’9”. He enlisted for three years on February 22, 1864 in La Crosse County, and mustered the same day at La Crosse as a Private (Menig). Johnson joined Company E at Knoxville, TN. He was sick in hospital on May 3, 1864. He transferred to Company H. at Whiteside, TN. On January 29, 1865, he was given 30 day furlough. He was temporarily assigned to the 24th Infantry and then transferred to the I Company of the WI 13th Infantry on June 11, 1865. He mustered out on November 24, 1865 at San Antonio, TX. The name is “Louis” on all pay rosters except the final one, in which he is listed “Lewis”.

After the war, Louis and Mary moved to Holland, La Crosse, WI and he worked as a farmer. They had four children: Charles (1864), Bertina (1866), Anna (1872), and Lena (1874).


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-13; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.18, p.178; vol.20, p.74; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; 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 [One Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin. Adjutant General’s Office listing gives residence as Onalaska, La CrosseCounty.]; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_245; 1880 Census, Roll: 1432, Family History Film: 1255432, Page: 437A, Enumeration District: 051; 1900 Census, Roll: 1795, Page: 3A, Enumeration District: 0067, FHL microfilm: 1241795; 1910 Census, Roll: T624_1716, Page: 11A, Enumeration District: 0096, FHL microfilm: 1375729; 1890 Veterans Schedules, Roll: 116, Page: 1, Enumeration District: 165.