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Thomas Thompson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Thomas Thompson

Birth Name

Thor Thorsen Thorsen Kingeland

Other Names

Kingeland, Thos T Kingland


14 Jul 1844 – 13 Feb 1913

Birth Place

Vinje, Telemark

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Utica, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

13 Feb 1862

Burial Location

West Koshkonong Lutheran Cemetery, near Stoughton, WI


Aslaug Alfdatter Wommertvedt


Thor Thorbjornsen Kingeland


9 Aug 1847


Synneva Sylfestsdatter Fliseram

Spouse Lived

17 Feb 1846-22 Aug 1878

Married On

28 Jun 1865

Marriage Location

Christiana, Dane County, WI

2nd Spouse

Gunhild Bergitte Tonnesdatter

2nd Spouse Lived

1855- 9 Jul 1939

2nd Marriage Date

31 Dec 1882

2nd Marriage Location

Dane County, WI

Thor Thorsen Kingland was born on July 14 (or 15, 1844) in Vinje, Telemark, Norway, the son of Thor Thorbjornsen Kingeland and Aslaug Alfdatter Wommertvedt. He came with his parents and four siblings on Jupiter, which arrived in Boston on August 9, 1847. They came to Christiana Township, Dane County, WI.

Thor enlisted as Thomas Thompson and joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. 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.

The army listed him as living in Utica, Dane County, WI, born in Norway, farmer, age 18, and married. He had brown eyes, dark hair, light complexion, and 5’8½”. He enlisted for three years on October 28, 1861, at Madison, WI, and mustered there on February 13, 1862, as a Corporal (Korporal). He was seriously wounded at Stones River, TN, on December 31, 1862, and sent to a hospital in Nashville, TN. He was declared unfit for service and discharged from the service for his wounds on June 10, 1863.

Kingland was married on January 28, 1865 to Synneva Sylfestsdatter. They had at least four children, including Syvert (1866), Tom (1868), Anna (1871), and Osman (1874). Synneva died on August 22, 1878 at age 32. He married his second wife, Gunhild Bergitte Tonnesdatter, who died on July 9, 1939 at age 92. Their children were Amelia (1887), Tommes (1890), and Anna (1892). Thor died in 1913. He and both wives are buried in the West Koshkonong Lutheran Cemetery, near Stoughton, WI.

Sources:Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-10; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.112; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillage [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1895), p.576, photo; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.266; Oberst Heg og hans Gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.193 photo, p311; “Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998; 1905 WI Census, Roll #CSUSAWI1905_6, line 22; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_262; Ron Thompson; 1880 Census, Roll: 1421, Family History Film: 1255421, Page: 262A, Enumeration District: 063;; U.S. Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Records, Stoughton, WI, p.42; Wisconsin Marriage Index, Batch #M00342-6, GS Film #1275924, Ref. ID: 01039.