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Henrick Nielsen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Henrick Nielsen

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1843 –

Resident of Muster-In

Raymond, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

6 Jan 1862

Henrick Nielsen joined the WI 15th Infantry. Company C. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Bear Hunters,” but they were also known as the Color Company because the regimental Color Guard was attached to their company.

The army listed Nielsen as living in the Town of Raymond, Racine County, WI, age 18, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 26, 1861 at Madison, WI and mustered there on January 6, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in Bowling Green, KY on September 17, 1862. On December 31, 1862, he was taken prisoner at Stones River, TN. He was then a prisoner of war on parole in St. Louis, MO and in Columbus, OH. Nielsen transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on August 19, 1863.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-5; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.48; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.423; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.313.