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Peter Larson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Peter Larson

Birth Name

ca. 1847 –

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Primrose, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment

Private and Musician

Muster Date

20 Apr 1864

Peter Larson was born in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company I. The army listed him as living in Primrose, Dane County, WI and aged 17. He had gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, and stood 5’2”. He enlisted for three years on February 15, 1864 at Scandinavia, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on April 20, 1864 as a Private (Menig) and musician. Larson was sick in Chattanooga and Nashville, TN during October 1864. He then transferred to the 24th Infantry on February 13, 1865 and to Company I of the 13th Infantry on June 10, 1865. He mustered out at Madison, WI on February 2, 1866. On August 30, 1876, he filed a pension.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-13; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.132; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.597; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.315; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_274.