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Peter Johnson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Peter Johnson

Birth Name

ca. 1835 –

Resident of Muster-In

Primrose, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Dec 1861

Peter 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 26, and married. He enlisted for three years on December 20, 1861 in Dane County, and mustered the same day at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig).

Johnston was detached as a hospital orderly (Nurse), and left at Bowling Green, KY on September 16, 1862 and for awhile in 1863. He was sick in the hospital at Chattanooga, TN on November 28, 1863 and also later in Nashville. Johnston was wounded in his right side in the Battle at New Hope Church, GA on May 27, 1864. He was sent to the hospital at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO. He mustered out on December 20, 1864 at Madison, WI.


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; 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.