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Halvor Museus

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at EnlistHalvor Museus
Birth NameHalvor Ferdinand Museus
Other NamesHalvor Musdus, Halvor Musens
Lived26 Mar 1843 - 22 Jun 1878
Birth PlaceLarvik, Vestfold fylke, Norway
Birth CountryNorway
Resident of Muster-InOconomowoc, Waukesha County, WI
Company at EnlistmentD
Rank at EnlistmentPrivate
Muster Date11 Jan 1862
Death LocationRush River, St. Croix County, WI
Burial LocationPeace Lutheran Church, Rush River Twp., St. Croix County, WI
MotherIngeborg Catherine Halvorsdatter Strøm
Mother Lived26 Apr 1809 - 27 Sep 1897
FatherHans Bohsen Christiansen Museus
Father Lived13 May 1812 - 3 Mar 1885
SpouseAnne Olson
Married On15 Mar 1869
Marriage LocationSt. Croix County, WI

Halvor Ferdinand Museus was born in Larvik parish, Vestfold, Norway. He came to WI with his parents and two brothers, settling in the Ixonia, Jefferson County area. He and his father, Hans,  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 Waupun.

The army listed Museus in Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, WI, age 19, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 8, 1862, at Oconomowoc, and mustered at Madison, WI, on January 11, 1862, as a Private (Menig). He was assigned as an orderly in a hospital at Murfreesboro, TN, on October 20, 1863. He was sick in Louisville, KY, and at Jefferson, IN, in October 1863. He was sick again and in hospital at Nashville, TN, on November 18, 1863, and in June 15, 1864. Museus mustered out with Company D on February 13, 1865, at Chattanooga, TN.

After the war, Halvor moved to Rush River Township, St. Croix County, WI, where he married and had children. He died there and is buried in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, boxes 76-6, 78-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol. 20, p. 62; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1895, Decorah, IA, p. 452; Oberst Heg og hans Gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 302; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 311;, Vestfold, Larvik, Parish register nr. I 2 (1825-1847), Birth and baptism records 1844, p. 95, Sør-Trøndelag fylke, Domkirken,Trondheim, Parish register, nr. 601A07 (1770-1819), Birth and baptism 1812, p. 210, Oslo, Akershus, Garnisons, Parish register nr. 3 (1777-1809), Birth and baptism records 1809, p. 164; Wisconsin Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection, Wisconsin Historical Society Library, Madison, WI, (microfilm);