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Ole Lindboe

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole Lindboe

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1838 – 27 Aug 1863

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

York, Green County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Dec 1861

Cause of Death

hemorrhaging of the bowels

Death Location

Hospital No. 11, Nashville, Davidson County, TN

Burial Location

Nashville National Cemetery, Davidson County, TN, section D, grave 21

Ole Lindboe joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.” The army listed him as living in York, Green County, WI, born in Norway, age 23, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, and stood 5’8”. He enlisted for three years on October 24, 1861 in Iowa County, WI. He mustered on December 8, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was wounded on December 31, 1862 at Stones River near Murfreesboro, TN; sent to a hospital in Nashville; moved to a hospital at New Albany, IN; and finally, on August 17, 1863, to the General Hospital at Winchester, TN. Lindboe transferred to Invalid Corps (later renamed the Veteran Reserve Corps) on September 1, 1863, but by the time that order arrived, he was already dead in Hospital No. 11, Nashville of hemorrhaging of the bowels. He had died on August 27, 1863. He is buried in the Nashville National Cemetery, section D, grave 21.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-7,18; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.76; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th E Company, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.488; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.307; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. 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.