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August Moller

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

August Moller

Birth Name

ca. 1835 –

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Richland, Waseca County, MN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment

Private and Wagoner

Muster Date

10 Dec 1861

August Moller was from Skien, Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed Moller as living in Richland, Waseca County, MN, age 26, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 12, 1861 in Bad Ax County, WI. His enlistment credited to Bad Ax County. He mustered on December 10, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). Moller was assigned as wagoner at Bowling Green, KY on September 16, 1862. On December 18, 1862, he was listed as Division wagoner. He was sick in hospital at Stevenson, AL on September 9 and 15, 1863. He was also sick in Nashville, TN; Louisville, KY on December 1 and 18, 1863; and Jeffersonville, IN on April 30, 1864. Moller mustered out with Company E in Chattanooga, TN on December 20, 1864. After the war, he lived in New Richland, MN.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-7; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.76; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.489; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.305; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.311.