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Torsten Larson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Torsten Larson

Birth Name

ca. 1841 – 1862

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Lafayette County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Death Location

Danville, Boyle County, KY

Burial Location

Cemetery in Lebanon, Marion County, KY

Torsten Larson was born in Nummedal, 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 Lafayette County, WI, age 21, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 22, 1862 in Lafayette County and mustered at Madison, WI on February 11, 1862 as a Private (Menig). Larson was sick in Columbus in June 1862, and in Danville, KY on October 19, 1862. He died at the general hospital in Danville at a date unknown. He was buried in a cemetery in Lebanon, Marion County, KY.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-12; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.146; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.632; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.318; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.305.