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Halvor A. Lee

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment
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Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 33368

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Name at Enlist

Halvor A. Lee

Birth Name

Halvor Aslaksen Lie

Other Names

Halvor Aslaksen Lie


22 Oct 1842 – 22 Jun 1932

Birth Place

Nord-Aurland, Oppland

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Mt. Horeb, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

27 Jan 1862

Death Location

Minneapolis, Hennepin County, WI

Burial Location

Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN


Marit Knudsdatter Dølve

Mother Lived



Aslak Olsen Lie

Father Lived



29 Jun 1848


Ingeborg Olsdatter Hagene under Bøen (Isabell Johnson)

Spouse Lived

1848- 2 Mar 1926

Married On

ca. 1865

Marriage Location


Halvor A. Lee was born “Halvor Aslaksen Lie” on October 22, 1842 at Nord-Aurland, Oppland, Norway, the son of Aslak Olsen Lie and Marit Knudsdatter Dølve. He immigrated with his family circa 1849.

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 Waupun. The army listed Lee as living in Mt. Horeb, Dane County, WI, age 20, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 14, 1862 at Mt. Horeb, and mustered at Madison, WI on January 27, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was promoted to Corporal (Korporal) on December 1, 1862. Lee became unfit for service and was discharged at Murfreesboro, TN on March 2, 1863.  Halvor was a brother of soldier Ole A. Lee, who was killed at Stones River.

After the war, he  married Isabell Johnson circa 1865. They lived in Modena, Buffalo County, WI until at least 1905. They then relocated to Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN. Together, they had 11 children, including: Mary Huset (1868), Albert O. (1870), Ottis (1873), Anna M. (1876), Henry O. (1878), John (1881), Carl (1885), Helmer (1888), and Ida Foss (1893). Isabell died on March 2, 1926 and Halvor on June 22, 1932. They are both buried in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.

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.56; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.451; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.264, 306; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.276, photo, p301; Norwegian Immigrants to the United States. A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850. Volume Three 1847-1848, Gerhard B. Naeseth, 2000, Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, IA, p. 107, ID 155.  1880 Census, Roll: 1417, Family History Film: 1255417, Page: 370B, Enumeration District: 102; 1900 Census, Roll: 1779, Page: 9A, Enumeration District: 0011, FHL microfilm: 1241779; 1905 WI Census, Roll # CSUSAWI1905_3, Line 48; 1910 Census, Roll: T624_703, Page: 8B, Enumeration District: 0118, FHL microfilm: 1374716; 1920 Census, Roll: T625_835, Page: 14A, Enumeration District: 116, Image: 68; 1930 Census, Roll: 1093, Page: 13B, Enumeration District: 0115, Image: 90.0, FHL microfilm: 2340828;; Wisconsin Historical Society (picture).