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Syvert Larson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Syvert Larson

Birth Name
Other Names

Syvert Terjesen, Sivert Terjesen


2 Aug 1844 –

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Neenah, Winnebago County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Dec 1861

Syvert Larson was born Syvert Terjesen on August 2, 1844 in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Wolf Hunters.” They were also known as the “Waupun Company” because so many of its members were from that WI county.

The army listed Larson as living in Neenah, Winnebago County, WI, age 18, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 5, 1861 at Neenah, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 8, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He disappeared during Battle of Stones River, TN on December 31, 1862. He was arrested and returned to duty the same day. [Meeker writes that Larson was “Wounded at Stones River. Taken prisoner at Stones River.”] Larson was assigned as an escort with the provision transport on October 13, 1863. He mustered out with Company D on February 13, 1865 at Chattanooga, TN. On June 13, 1865, he filed a pension.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office boxes, 76-6, 78-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol 20, p 62; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p 450; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p 301; History of the town of Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, publ. 2002, p 4-25; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_274.