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Torgrim Mikkelson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Torgrim Mikkelson

Birth Name

Torgrim Mikkelsen Grimsrud

Other Names



24 Jan 1835 – 31 Dec 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

20 Nov 1861

Cause of Death

Killed in action

Death Location

Battle at Stones River, TN

Burial Location

National Cemetery, Stones River, TN; section H, grave 97


Guri Torgrimsdatter


Mikkel Iversen

Torgrim Mickelson was born in Hedalen, Valders, 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 Mickelson as living in Black Earth, Dane County, WI, age 26, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 17, 1861 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on November 20, 1861 as a Corporal (Korporal). His brother, Ole Mikkelson, also served. Torgrim was killed in the Battle at Stones River, TN on December 31, 1862. He was buried in National Cemetery there; section H, grave 97.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-4, 77-8; 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, Iowa, 1894), p.389; Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol I & II, Office of the Adjutant General, Madison, WI, 1886, p.809; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.264; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire,WI, p.296;  Sør-Aurdal parish register #3, born and bapatised, p 126,