The Fifteenth Wisconsin by Kristofer Janson. Translated by Harry T. Cleven, 1862-1865  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 15th (1862-1865)
The Fifteenth Wisconsin by Kristofer Janson. Translated by Harry T. Cleven
1862-1865 (inclusive)
1 folder (SC)
Collection Number
OPV mss (collection)
Translation of Kristofer Janson's book The Fifteenth Wisconsin by Harry T. Cleven
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
Telephone: 253-535-7586
Fax: 253-535-7315
Access Restrictions

The manuscript is available for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

After the Battle of Bull Run that was a disappointing loss to the North, a group of new Scandinavian immigrants fighting on the Northern side (largely due to opposition to slavery) requested to form their own militia so as to avoid the language barriers that affected their performance in military duties. In Madison, Wisconsin, on September 15, 1861, many prominent Scandinavians met to establish a Scandinavian Regiment. The story is based on the letters and other accounts of the members of the regiment and their friends, family, and other relations.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This is a photocopied draft of a story written by Kristofer Janson and translated by Harry T. Cleven.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Archives and Special Collections Department at Pacific Lutheran University. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish or quote from (the collection) must be submitted to the University Archivist. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], The (name of collection here), OPVSIEmss, Archives and Special Collections, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Location of Collection

Box 3, File 7

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Antislavery movements.
  • Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1862.

Personal Names

  • Cleven, Harry T.
  • Janson, Kristofer--Archives

Corporate Names

  • United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 15th (1862-1865)
  • Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
  • Norwegian-Danish Conference

Geographical Names

  • Camp Randall Wis.)
  • Madison, (Wis.)
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)


  • Farmer
  • Soldier