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Trond Nielson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Trond Nielson

Birth Name
Other Names

Thrond Nilsen Rogn


ca. 1816 – 8 Jul 1891

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Manitowoc County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Jan 1862

Death Location

Gjerpen, Manitowoc County, WI

Burial Location

West Cemetery, Valders, WI



Spouse Lived


Trond Nielson was born “Thrond Nilsen Rogn” in Bamle, Norway. 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 him as living in Manitowoc County, WI, age 45, and married. He enlisted for three years on November 5, 1861 at Manitowoc, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on January 11, 1862 as a Private (Menig). Nielson was discharged from the service for disease at Jacinto, MS on August 6, 1862.

After the war, he returned to Manitowoc County. In 1880, he was living in Liberty, Manitowoc. His wife, Maria, was born in 1809. They had at least two children: John (1848) and Nelly (1852). He died on July 8, 1891 in Gjerpen, WI, aged 79. He was buried in West Cemetery, Valders, WI.


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, Iowa, 1894), p.512; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL; 1880 Census, Roll: 1434, Family History Film: 1255434, Page: 147C, Enumeration District: 067.