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Arne Knutson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Arne Knutson

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ca. 1842 –

Resident of Muster-In

Mower County, MN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

6 Mar 1862

Arne Knutson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company I. The men of the company called themselves the “Scandinavian Mountaineers” but were also known as the “Waupaca Company” because so many of them were living in that Wisconsin county when they enlisted.

The army listed him as living in Mower County, MN, age 20, and unmarried. Knutson enlisted for three years at Madison, WI, on March 6, 1862, and mustered there the same day as a Private (Menig). He was sick and given leave on June 2, 1863. He was sick again in Chattanooga, TN, in November 1863, and in Knoxville, TN, in December 1863. Knudson transferred to WI 24th Infantry on February 10, 1865. He was discharged from the service at Huntsville, AL, on March 13, 1865, at the expiration of his term of service.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-11; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.130; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.596; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.302; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.315, e51.