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Christopher C. Mullen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Christopher C. Mullen

Birth Name

ca. 1841 –

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Manitowoc County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

12 Dec 1861


Catherine Tierney

Spouse Lived

ca. 1851-

Christopher C. Mullen was born about 1841 in Ireland. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. The men of the company called themselves “KK’s Protectors” in honor of the 15th’s first Lieutenant Colonel, Kiler K. Jones. “F” was also known as the Valdres Company because a large number of its members hailed from the Valdres region of Norway.

The army listed Mullen as living in Manitowoc County, WI, age 20, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 3, 1861 at Manitowoc, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 12, 1861 as a Private (Menig). Mullen was taken prisoner at Chickamauga, GA on September 20, 1863. He mustered out at Madison on February 22, 1865.

In 1880, Mullen lived in New Hampton, Chickasaw, IA and worked as a grocer. His wife, Catherine, was born in 1851 in CT, and her parents were born in Ireland. They had at least one child, a daughter named Hyacintha (1879). Between 1893 and 1907, he lived in the National Home for Disabled Soldiers in Leavenworth, KS. He is listed as a widow and a baker.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-8; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.90; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, IA, 1894), p.511; List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, living in Iowa, William L Alexander, Des Moines, IA, 1886, p.705; 1880 Census, Roll: 332, Family History Film: 1254332, Page: 439A, Enumeration District: 121, Image: 0486; U.S. National Homes for Disabled Soldiers, p.6886.