Skip Navigation

Knud Oleson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

Database Record Change Request

Name at Enlist

Knud Oleson

Birth Name

ca. 1828 –

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Dunkirk, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

9 Mar 1864

Knud Oleson 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 Dunkirk, Dane County, WI, born in Norway, age 35, a farmer, and married. He had blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, and stood 5’10”. He enlisted for three years on January 16, 1864 at Pleasant Springs, Dane County, and mustered on March 9, 1864 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was sick at Nashville, TN on June 11, 1864. Oleson transferred to I Company of the WI 13th Infantry on June 11, 1865. There was no discharge given or muster out of I Company.

Sources: WHS Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.18, p.180.