Old World Wisconsin
15th Wisconsin Infantry, Recruitment
"The Norwegian Regiment"



After a harsh and bitter campaign, the 15th Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers begin to recruit more soldiers to replace those who died on the battlefield of Chickamonga.












Many towns people volunteer some of their goods to the soldiers. Such things as split pea, tobacco and coffee are provided. Also 'the house wife', a sewing kit is given, to mend their uniforms out in the field.









The new recuits line up for inspection. All commands were given in thier Norwegian tounge.













The contents of their knapsack were also inspected. Each man was responsible to assure they have all they need while out in the field.










With the recruitment now complete, the 15th Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers begin their march to war.