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Julius C. Monson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Julius C. Monson

Birth Name

ca. 1842 – 21 Aug 1899

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

1 Jan 1862

Cause of Death

Heart disease

Death Location


Burial Location

Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Townsend, WA

Julius C. Monson 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 that WI county.

The army listed Monson as living in Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, WI, age 19, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 25, 1861 at Oconomowoc and mustered at Madison, WI on December 8, 1861. On January 1, 1862, he was named Sergeant (Sersjant). Monson was sick in the hospital at Louisville, KY on October 1, 1862. He became unfit for service and was discharged from there on October 29, 1862.

After the war, he relocated to WA. He was appointed a U.S. Postmaster on June 13, 1888 in Etna, Clarke County, WA. He died on August 21, 1899. His death record states that he was a widower, farmer, and died of heart disease.


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.56; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, IA, 1894), p.452; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.260; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.302; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_332;; Washington Deaths 1883-1960; Appointments of U.S. Postmasters, Vol. 58, p.578.