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Lars Leusson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Lars Leusson

Birth Name
Other Names

Leufson, Leisson


ca. 1825 – 27 May 1864

Resident of Muster-In

Deerfield, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

16 Feb 1864

Cause of Death

killed in action

Death Location

Battle of New Hope Church, GA

Lars Leusson 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 Deerfield, Dane County, WI, age 40, and a farmer. He had blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’7¾”. He enlisted for three years on February 10, 1864 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on February 16, 1864 as a Private (Menig). Leusson joined Company K at Strawberry Plains, VA on March 31, 1864. He was killed in the Battle of New Hope Church on May 27, 1864.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-13; 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.633; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p,318.