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Christoffer H. Lee

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Christoffer H. Lee

Birth Name

Christopher Helgesen

Other Names

Christopher Helgason, Christopher Helgesen Lien


8 Dec 1836 – 17 Jan 1863

Birth Place

Sør-Aurdal, Oppland fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

York, Green County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

10 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, TN

Burial Location

unmarked grave in Stones River National Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, TN


Ingri Arnesdatter Lee

Mother Lived



Helge Olsen


15 Jun 1857

Christopher H. Lee was born on December 8, 1836 in Sør-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. His parents were Helge Olsen and Ingri Arnesdatter Lee. He immigrated in 1857. In 1860, he was going by the name Christopher Helgason and living in York, Green County, WI. The other members of his household included his mother, brother Ole, and sisters Margaret, Sonevia, and Antone. Christopher was working as a laborer.

Lee joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The army listed him as living in York, Green County, WI, age 25, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 5, 1861 in Green County, and mustered on December 10, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). Lee was seriously wounded in the Battle at Stones River near Murfreesboro, TN on December 30, 1862. Hee died in hospital near Murfreesboro, TN on January 17, 1863 from wounds received in that battle. He is buried in an unmarked grave in Stones River Cemetery.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-7, 77-8; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.76; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillage [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1895), p.487; Oberst Heg og hans Gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.305; The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union, Edwin B. Quiner, 1866, Clarke & Co., Chicago, p.621; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_277; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_1411; Page: 508; Image: 521; Family History Library Film: 805411;; Sør-Aurdal parish register #3, born and baptised, p. 164, #5, in-and out- migrated, p. 255,