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Andrew Michelson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Andrew Michelson

Birth Name

Andrew Michelson

Other Names

Mikkelson, Mickelson


1836 –

Resident of Muster-In

Lewistown, Columbia County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Dec 1861

Andrew Michelson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Wolf Hunters.” They were also known as the “Waupun Company” because so many of its members were from Waupun.

The army listed Michelson as living in Lewistown, Columbia County, WI, age 25, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 25, 1861 at Portage City, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 8, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was assigned as company wagon master on February 12, 1862. On December 26, 1862, he was left behind with the baggage train in Nashville. He was with the Brigade on military police duty on June 16 and 20, 1863. On November 28, 1863, he was sick in Chattanooga, TN. Michelson mustered out with Company D on February 13, 1865 at Chattanooga.  In 1890, he was living in Homedahl, Faribault County, MN.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 78-3; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.62; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillage [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, IA, 1895), p.451; Oberst Heg og hans Gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.302; 1890 Veterans and Widows Census, MN, No.123, roll 22.