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Erik Larson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment
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Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 81633

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Name at Enlist

Erik Larson

Birth Name

Erich Larsen Framstad


11 Feb 1831 – 27 May 1864

Birth Place

Framstad søndre farm, Gran parish, Oppland fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Dodgeville, Iowa County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

4 Dec 1861

Cause of Death

Killed in action

Death Location

New Hope Church, Dallas, GA


Inger Erichsdatter Drøvdal

Mother Lived



Lars Hansen Framstad

Father Lived

24 June 1781- ca. 1860


22 Aug 1849

Erich Larsen Framstad was born in Gran parish, Oppland, Norway and emigrated from there with his family when he was 18 years old. Erik, his parents and two brothers, arrived in NY in 1849 on the Benedicte.

Erik Larson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the “Rock River Rangers.” The army listed him as living in Dodgeville, Iowa County, WI, age 30, and unmarried. He, with his brother Hans, enlisted for three years on December 4, 1861, at Dodgeville, and mustered at Madison, WI, as a Private (Menig). Larson was on home leave at Dodgeville from May 11 to June 1, 1862. He was killed, shot through the head, at New Hope Church, GA, on May 27, 1864.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, box 76-9; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office,  Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol. 20, p. 102; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p. 537; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 312; The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union, Edwin B. Quiner, 1866, Clarke & Co., Chicago, p. 629; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 304;, Oppland fylke, Gran, Parish register nr. 10(1824-1842), Birth and baptism records 1831, p. 171-172, Oppland fylke, Gran, Parish register nr. 11 (1842-1856), Migration records 1849, p. 1242-1243; Norwegian Immigrants to the United States, A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850, Volume Four 1849, Gerhard B. Næseth and Blaine Hedberg, 2004, Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, IA, p. 213, IDs 2825, 2826, 2828, US Census 1860.