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|Name at Enlist|
ca. 1841 – 4 Oct 1862
|Resident of Muster-In|
Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
8 Dec 1861
|Cause of Death|
U. S. General Hospital at Jackson, TN
National Cemetery at Corinth, MS
Iver Jonson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Wolf Hunters.” They were also known as the “Waupun Company” because so many of its members were from that WI county. The army listed him as living in Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, WI, age 20, and unmarried. Jonson enlisted for three years on October 30, 1861 at Oconomowoc, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 8, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was left behind sick in Iuka, MS on August 20, 1862. He died of disease in the U. S. General Hospital at Jackson, TN on October 4, 1862. He was buried in National Cemetery at Corinth, MS.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 77-8, 78-3; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.60; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.447; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.295; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.301.