1862 – (Civil War) The 15th Wisconsin Infantry Formed

The roster of Wisconsin’s first Scandinavian Regiment was announced. This was the 15th Wisconsin Infantry, which went on to fight in the battles of Perryville, Stones River, Orchard Knob, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Chickamauga, Resaca, and Kennesaw Mountain. Ninety-four of its members would die from combat and another 242 from disease.