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Tollof Knudtson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Tollof Knudtson

Birth Name
Other Names

Tollef Knudson


ca. 1838 – 26 Oct 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Scandinavia, Waupaca County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Mound City, Pulaski County, IL

Burial Location

Mound City National Cemetery, Mound City, Pulaski County, IL; section A, grave 875

Tollof Knudtson 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 WI county when they enlisted. The army listed him as living in Scandinavia, Waupaca County, WI, age 23, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 19, 1861 at Scandinavia, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 20, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He died of disease at Mound City, IL on October 26, 1862. He was buried in Mound City National Cemetery; section A, grave 875.


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.597; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.315; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.303.