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Ole Mikkelson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole Mikkelson

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ca. 1842 –

Resident of Muster-In

Winneshiek County, IA

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Ole Mikkelson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The men of the company called themselves “Heg’s Rifles” in honor of the 15th commander, Colonel Hans C. Heg. They were also known as the “Voss Company” because of a large number of them who were from the Voss region of Norway. At the time, Mikkelson was listed as 20 years old and unmarried. He enlisted for three years of service on January 15, 1862 in Winneshiek County, IA. He mustered at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig) on February 11, 1862.

On June 11, 1862, he was left at Mississippi Island No. 10 because he was ill. On July 22, 1862, he was discharged from service at Jacinto, MS for being unwell and unfit for service. In 1890, Ole filed a pension from MN.


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.634;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.318; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_324.