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Aasmund Olson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Aasmund Olson

Birth Name

Osmund Olsen Trydal

Other Names

Osmun, Osmund, Amund


22 May 1829 – 1871

Birth Place

Valle/Bykle, Aust-Agder

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

York, Fillmore County, MN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

1 Dec 1861

Death Location

Fillmore County, MN


Eli Osmundsdatter


Ole Tarjesen Trydal





Spouse Lived


Marriage Location


Aasmund Olson was born as Osmund on May 22, 1829 in Valle/Bykle, Aust-Agder, Norway. His parents were Ole Tarjesen Trydal and Eli Osmundsdatter. He married Isabelle in Norway before they immigrated to the U.S. in 1854. They first lived in Rock County, WI and then relocated to York Township, Fillmore County, MN two years later. They had at least two children: Joel (Aug. 16, 1858) and Anna. One source stated that they had three sons and three daughters. They family had 160 acres of farmland.

Olson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.” The army listed him as living in York, Fillmore County, MN, age 33, and married. He enlisted for three years on October 23, 1861 at La Crosse, WI, and mustered on December 1, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was left sick at Bowling Green, KY on November 4, 1862. Olson was sent to hospital at Nashville, TN on August 8, 1863 and then transferred to the Invalid Corps on September 26, 1863.

After the war, he returned to York, Fillmore County, MN. Records list him as Osmund Olson and Osmund Olson Trydal. He died in 1871. His wife filed a pension in his name on June 14, 1887 in MN.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-7; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin, Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.76; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co. E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.490; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.305; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.319; Valle parish register #A5, born and baptised, p. 45, #A6 in- and out-migrated, p. 322,; 1890 Veterans Schedules, Supervisor’s District 1, Enumeration District 107; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_255; History of Fillmore County, Minnesota, Vol. 2, by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge (Chicago, 1912), p.707 and 833.