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Christian J. Larson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Christian J. Larson

Birth Name
Other Names

Lawson, Christen J Larsen


ca. 1841 – 24 Nov 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Manitowoc County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

1 Jan 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

Louisville, KY

Burial Location

Cave Hill National Cemetery, Louisville, KY, Sec. B, Site 1306

Christian I. Larson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. The men of Company F called themselves “KK’s Protectors” in honor of the 15th’s first Lieutenant Colonel, Kiler K. Jones. “F” was also known as the Valdres Company because a large number of its members hailed from the Valdres region of Norway. The army listed him as living in Manitowoc County, WI, age 20, a farmer, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’5”. He enlisted for three years on December 3, 1861 at Manitowoc, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 12, 1861. He was appointed to Corporal (Korporal) on January 1, 1862. He was promoted to Sergeant (Sersjant). Larson was sick in hospital at Bowling Green, KY on September 17, 1862. He died of disease in the general hospital at Louisville, KY on November 24, 1862. He is buried at Cave Hill National Cemetery in Louisville, KY.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-8, 77-8; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.84; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.509; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.307; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.260; U.S. Veterans Gravesites.