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Haakon Nielson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Haakon Nielson

Birth Name

ca. 1836 – 9 Jun 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Madison, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

16 Jan 1862

Cause of Death

Typhoid fever

Death Location

hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10

Burial Location

Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN

Haakon Nielson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the “Rock River Rangers.”

The army listed him as living in Madison, Dane County, WI, age 25, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 16, J1862 at Madison and mustered there as a Private (Menig). Nielson died of typhoid fever in a hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 9, 1862. He was buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-9, 77-3; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.102; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.540; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.313.