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Isak Lundgaard

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Isak Lundgaard

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1841 – 24 Feb 1863

Birth Place

Eidsvoll, Akershus fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Winneshiek County, IA

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Burial Location

Washington Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery near Decorah, Winneshiek County, IA

Isak Lundgaard 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 Winneshiek County, IA, age 21, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 6, 1862 in Winneshiek County, and mustered at Madison, WI on February 11, 1862 as a Private (Menig). Lundgaard was sick in hospital at Farmington, MS in July 1862 and then sick in Corinth, MS. He became unfit for service and was discharged from the service for disability at St. Louis, MO on November 15, 1862. He is buried in Washington Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery near Decorah, Winneshiek County, IA.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-12; 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; DGA; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.308; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.318; KJR; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL; Burial Records, Washington Prairie Lutheran Church, page 4; American Lutheran Congregation microfilm 446, page 594.