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Marcus Johnson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Marcus Johnson

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1837 – 22 Jul 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Columbia County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

13 Feb 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

Clear Creek, MS

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Corinth, Alcorn County, MS

Marcus Johnson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. He enlisted for three years on December 10, 1861 and mustered on February 13, 1862 as a Corporal (Korporal).The army listed him as living in Columbia County, WI and unmarried. The men of the company called themselves “Heg’s Rifles” in honor of the 15th commander, Colonel Hans C. Heg. They were also known as the “Voss Company” because of a large number of them who were from the Voss region of Norway.

Johnson was eventually promoted to Sergeant. He died of disease at Clear Creek, MS on July 22, 1862. He was was buried in the National Cemetery at Corinth, MS.


Sources: WHS Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-10; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), 563; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.298; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.282 (photo), p.310.