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Soren C. Larson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Soren C. Larson

Birth Name

ca. 1841 –

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Norway Township, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Jan 1864

Soren C. 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 Larson as living in Norway Township, Racine County, WI, age 22, a shoemaker, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’3”. He enlisted for three years on December 12, 1863 at Waterford, WI, and mustered on January 11, 1864 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He had a bounty paid at his muster of $60. He joined Company C at Strawberry Plains, Virginia on March 31, 1864. Larson was transferred to WI 15th Infantry, Company H at Whiteside, TN on January 1, 1865. He was then temporarily assigned to the 24th Infantry and then transferred to the K Company of the 13th Infantry on June 18, 1865. Larson mustered out November 24, 1865.


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.18, p.198; vol.20, p.46; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.422; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.299, 310; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.305; “Larson, Lorens C” [One Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office entry shows muster out as 7 Aug 1865.]