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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

Scandinavia, Waupaca County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Apr 1864

Peter Larson was born in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The company called itself “Clausen’s Guards” in honor of the 15th’s first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in MN and IA, with the rest from WI.

The army listed him as living in Scandinavia, Waupaca County, WI, age 17, and unmarried. His occupation unreadable, but is possibly “drummer”. He had gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, and stood 5’2”. He enlisted for three years on February 18, 1864 at Scandinavia, and mustered on April 20, 1864 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He transferred to the I Company of  WI 13th Infantry on June 11, 1865.


Sources: WHS Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.18, 178.