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J. Knudson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

J. Knudson

Birth Name

– 26 Jun 1864

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Cause of Death


Death Location

Andersonville Prison, Macon County, GA

J. Knudson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E as a Private (Menig). The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.” He died of diarrhea on June 26, 1864 at Andersonville Prison.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 159-2.