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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. 1831 – 11 Jan 1863

Resident of Muster-In

Coon, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

10 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Bowling Green, KY

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Nashville, TN; section N, grave 310

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 Coon, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI, age 30, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 5, 1861 at La Crosse, WI, and mustered on December 10, 1861 at Madison, WI. Private (Menig). Johnston was left sick in hospital at Bowling Green, KY on 4 (or 24) of November 1862. He died there of disease on January 11, 1863 and was buried in National Cemetery at Nashville, TN; section N, grave 310.


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.483; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.304.