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Halvor Larson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Halvor Larson

Birth Name
Other Names



22 Sep 1844 – 4 Nov 1916

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Durand, Winnebago County, IL

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

13 Feb 1862

Death Location

Clayton County, IA

Burial Location

Highland Lutheran Cemetery, Elkader, Clayton County, IA



Marriage Location


2nd Spouse

Ingeborg (Isabelle)

2nd Spouse Lived


2nd Marriage Date

ca. 1878

2nd Marriage Location


Halvor Larson was born on September 22, 1844 in Norway. He joined the 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 Larson as living in Durand, Winnebago County, IL, age 19, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 30, 1862 at Clermont (?) and mustered at Madison, WI on February 13, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was left sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. He was in the hospital at Bowling Green, KY on September 17, 1862. He was on military police duty on September 20, 1862. Larson was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL in October 1863. He mustered out with Company H on February 13, 1865 at Chattanooga, TN.

After the war, Larson moved to IA. Not much is known about his first marriage, but they had at least three children, Lars (1868), Jane (1871), and Isabel (1872). He married his second wife, Ingeborg/Isabelle circa 1878. They had at least two children: Albert (1879) and Olavus (1886). In 1880, they lived in Highland, Clayton, IA. In 1910, they were still living in the same location. Larson died on November 4, 1916. Ingeborg died on August 5, 1935.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-10; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.116; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.565; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.310; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.304; List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, living in Iowa, William L Alexander, Des Moines, IA, 1886, p.705; Civil War Pension Index, Roll#T288_274;; 1880 Census, Roll: 333, Family History Film: 1254333, Page: 388B, Enumeration District: 136, Image: 0420; 1910 Census, Roll: T624_397, Page: 1B, Enumeration District: 0062, FHL microfilm: 1374410.