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Collection Unidentified 15th Wisconsin Civil War Soldier
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 1872
Object Name Archive
Title Tintype of unidentified Wisconsin Civil War soldier, 1862.
Year Range from 1862
Year Range to 1865
Description Tintype of an unidentified individual who served with Company K, 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The tintype shows a seated older individual wearing the state issued five button sack coat and holding a Dresden-Belgian rifled musket. The 15th Wisconsin was nicknamed the "Scandinavian Regiment," due to the large number of Scandinavian immigrants who served in the unit. The tintype is in a wooden case and has a broken clasp.
Extent and Medium of Description 1 photograph : tintype
History The 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment was also known as the "Scandinavian Regiment" due to the fact that the vast majority of soldiers in it were of Scandinavian origin. The unit was also led by Hans Christian Heg, who was killed during the Battle of Chickamauga.
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Subjects United States. -- Army. -- Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 15th (1862-1865). -- Company K.
Soldiers -- Wisconsin.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Immigrant.