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Mathias Mathiasen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Mathias Mathiasen

Birth Name

Mathias Mathiasen

Other Names

Mathias Mathiesen; Mathias Mathiason, Kroshuus


17 May 1841 – 31 Dec 1862

Birth Place

Sauland parish, Hjartdal, Telemark

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Norway Township, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

2 Dec 1861

Death Location

Battle at Stones River, TN


Anne Søndresdatter Steensrud


Mathias Mathiassen Kroshuss


10 May 1847

Mathias Mathiasen was born in Norway on May 17, 1841, the son of Mathias Mathiassen Kroshuss and Anne Søndresdatter Steensrud. He emigrated from Sauland parish, Hjartdal, Telemark on May 10, 1847. He was a Great Lakes sailor before he joined the war.

He 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 Mathiasen as living in Norway Township, Racine County, WI, age 22, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 11, 1861 at Milwaukee, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 2, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was left sick at Island No. 10 on March 20, 1862. He was killed in Battle at Stones River, TN on December 31, 1862. He was the brother of soldier Jermond Matison (38th WI Inf).

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-5; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol 20, p 48; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p 422; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p 299; Letter, Ruth M. Tucker, Beaver Dam, WI; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p 309; History of the town of Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, pub. 2002, p 4-17; Norwegian Immigrants to the United States. A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850. Volume Three. 1847-1848, Gerhard B. Naeseth, 2000, Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, IA, p. 69, ID. 930; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_318.