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Ole Larson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment
Ole  Larson Profile Image
Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 80717

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Name at Enlist

Ole Larson

Birth Name

1827 – 15 Dec 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Oakland, Jefferson County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

26 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Nashville, Davidson County, TN

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Nashville, Davidson County, TN; section A, grave 139



Ole Larson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Bear Hunters,” but they were also known as the Color Company because the regimental Color Guard was attached to their company. The army listed him as living in Oakland, Jefferson County, WI, age 34, and married. He enlisted for three years on October 21, 1861 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on December 26, 1861 as a Private (Menig). Larson was sick in Bowling Green, KY on November 1, 1862, and died of disease in Nashville, TN on December 15, 1862. He was buried in the National Cemetery at Nashville; section A, grave 139. On April 27, 1863, his widow, Hage Larson, filed a pension in his name.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-5; 77-8; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.46; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.421 photo; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.276 photo, p.299; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.305; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_274; Wisconsin Historical Society (picture).