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John Jorganson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

John Jorganson

Birth Name

ca. 1836 –

Resident of Muster-In

Perry, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

27 Jan 1862



John Jorgenson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.” The army listed him as living in Perry, Dane County, WI, age 26, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 18, 1862 in Dane County, and mustered on January 27, 1862 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was sick at Nashville, TN on November 26, 1862. Jorgenson was also sick in Nashville on December 26, 1862. He was sent to Convalescent Camp on September 15, 1863 at Stevenson, AL. On February 24, 1864, he was sick at Knoxville, TN. He was wounded in his hand in the Battle at Kenesaw Mountain, GA on June 21, 1864 and sent to a hospital. He mustered out with Company E on December 20, 1864 at Chattanooga, TN. In 1880, his mother, Mary, filed a pension in his name.


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; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.300; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_251.