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Peter Lawrenson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Peter Lawrenson

Birth Name

Peter Lawrenson

Other Names



ca. 1820 –

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Racine, Racine County, WI

Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

29 Nov 1862

Peter Lawrenson was born in Denmark. He joined the WI 15th Infantry as an unassigned recruit. The army listed him as living in Racine, WI, age 42 and a farmer. He had blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, and stood 5’8”. Lawrenson enrolled for three years on November 29, 1862 at Racine with a bounty of $100. He served as a Private (Menig).


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office box 76-15.