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Hans H. Lerum

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Hans H. Lerum

Birth Name

ca. 1825 –

Resident of Muster-In

Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

25 Nov 1861

Hans H. Lerum joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. The men of the company called themselves “KK’s Protectors” in honor of the 15th’s first Lieutenant Colonel, Kiler K. Jones. “F” was also known as the Valdres Company because a large number of its members hailed from the Valdres region of Norway. The army listed him as living in Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI, age 36, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 23, 1861 at Chicago, IL, and mustered at Madison, WI on November 25, 1861 as a Private (Menig). Lerum was sick in Mississippi River Island No. 10, on June 11, 1862. He was discharged from the service for disability in Cincinnati, OH on October 6, 1862.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office box 76-8; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.88; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, IA, 1894), p.510; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.307.