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Ole Larson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole Larson

Birth Name

ca. 1839 – 10 Dec 1864

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Neshonoc, La Crosse County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

3 Mar 1864

Cause of Death


Death Location

Nashville, Davidson County, TN

Burial Location

Nashville Cemetery, Davidson County, TN; section E, grave 2635



Ole Larson was born in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.” The army listed him as living in Neshonoc, La Crosse County, WI, age 25, and a farmer. He had blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’8½”. He enlisted for three years on February 29, 1864 at La Crosse, WI, and mustered there on March 3, 1864 as a Private (Menig). He came to Company E from WI 15th Infantry Company H at Knoxville, TN. Larson was sent to the hospital at Chattanooga, TN on October 30, 1864. He transferred to Company H at Whiteside, TN and then to the 24th Infantry. He died of disease in Nashville, TN on December 10, 1864. He was buried in Nashville Cemetery; section E, grave 2635. On February 21, 1865, his widow, Fonette Larson, filed a pension in his name. In 1871, a minor named P. Kristianson filed a pension.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-7; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.76; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.486; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.304, p.310; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_274.