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Knud Knudson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Knud Knudson

Birth Name

Knud Knudsen Haugen

Other Names

Knut Knutson


28 Mar 1838 – 16 Oct 1863

Birth Place

Haugen under Arnesgaard in Skurdalen, Ål, Buskerud

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Clermont, Fayette County, IA

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

13 Feb 1862

Cause of Death

chronic diarrhea

Death Location

Louisville, Jefferson County, KY

Burial Location

Cave Hill National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, KY; section B, grave 19


Birgit Jacobsdatter


Knud Olsen Haugen




Ragnhild Thomasdatter Pugerud (later Løverud)

Spouse Lived

01 Apr 1821-25 Nov 1903

Married On

28 Apr 1858

Marriage Location

Ål, Buskerud, Norway

Knud Knudsen Haugen was baptised in Ål parish in Buskerud fylke, Norway.  He married Ragnild Thomasdatter Pugerud in the same parish, and emigrated from there April 18, 1861.

Knud Knudson joined 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 Clermont, Fayette County, IA, age 25, and married. He enlisted for three years on January 29, 1862, at Clermont, and mustered at Madison, WI, on February 13, 1862, as a Private (Menig). Knudson was sick in a Convalescent Center at New Albany, IN, in August 1863. He died of chronic diarrhea in hospital at Louisville, KY, on October 16, 1863. He was buried in Cave Hill National Cemetery, Louisville; section B, grave 19. In 1894, his widow, Ragnhild Lovend (Løverud), who did not emigrate with Knud, but remained with their two children in Norway, applied for  a pension in his name.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, box 76-10; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol. 20, p. 116; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p. 565; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 310; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_267,; Ål parish records, #4, born and baptised, p 120,121, #I 5, born and baptised, p 87, #I 6, married,  p 151, out-migrated, p 281,