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Peter N. Lund

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Peter N. Lund

Birth Name

Petter Nilsson

Other Names

Peter Nilson Lund


05 Jun 1833 – 10 Aug 1905

Birth Place

Karlskoga, Örebro

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Stockholm, Pepin County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Stockholm, Pepin Co, WI


Maria Ersdatter


Nils Jacobsen




Lovisa Olofsdotter

Spouse Lived

11 Sep 1840-

Married On

29 Jul 1871

Marriage Location

Stockholm, Pepin Co, WI

Lund joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company I. The men of the company called themselves the “Scandinavian Mountaineers” but were also known as the “Waupaca Company” because so many of them were living in that Wisconsin county when they enlisted. The army listed him as living in Stockholm, Pepin County, WI, age 27, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 5, 1861, at Stockholm, and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 20, 1861, as a Private (Menig). Lund was promoted to Corporal (Korporal) on June 26, 1863. In November 1863, he was sick in Chattanooga, TN. He was then sick in Knoxville, TN, in January 1864, and sick in Bridgeport, AL, in May 1864. Lund was wounded in his head at Kenesaw Mountain, GA, on June 21, 1864. He was then sick in Chattanooga and mustered out with Company I at Chattanooga on February 10, 1865.

After the war, Lund returned to Stockholm, WI. He married Louisa in 1871, the same year she immigrated to the U.S. from Sweden. Together, they had at least five children, including Anna Lovisa (1871-1946), Hulda Maria (1873-1950), Levi (1876-1962), Felix (1879-1952), and Hilda C. (1881-1962). Lund was a farmer and died on August 10, 1905.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-11; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, pp. 128, 132; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p. 598; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. e51; 1880 Census, Roll: 1441, Family History Film: 1255441, Page: 22D, Enumeration District: 104; 1900 Census, Roll: 1810, Page: 4B, Enumeration District: 0117, FHL microfilm: 1241810; Wisconsin Deaths, Sequence #235460, Image #0608, Reel #107, Vol. #1, Page #0201.