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Ole Mikkelson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole Mikkelson

Birth Name

Ole Mikkelsen Grimsrud

Other Names



16 Jun 1838 – 10 Aug 1862

Birth Place

Grimsrud, Hedalen parish in Sør-Aurdal, Oppland fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Black Earth, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

12 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Jacinto, Tishomingo County, MS

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Corinth, Alcorn County, MS


Guri Torgrimsdatter


Mikkel Iversen

Ole Mikkelson was born in Hedalen, Sør-Aurdal, Valders, Oppland fylke, Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company B. The men of the company called themselves the “Wergeland Guards” in honor of Henrik Wergeland, the famous Norwegian writer and poet.

The army listed Mikkelson as living in Black Earth, Dane County, WI, age 24, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 8, 1861 at Manitowoc, WI, and mustered on December 12, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). His brother, Torgrim Mikkelson, also served. Ole died of disease in hospital at Jacinto, MS on August 10, 1862. Mikkelson was buried in National Cemetery at Corinth, MS. His mother filed a pension in his name in 1867.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-4, 77-3; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin. Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.32; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, IA, 1894), p.389; Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol I & II, compiled under direction of the Adjutant General, Madison, WI, 1886, p.809; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.310; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire,WI, p.296; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL; Sør-Aurdal parish register #3, born and baptised, p. 310,; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_325.