Ole Goes To War: Men from Norway Who Fought in America's Civil War by Jerry Rosholt


Many Norwegian immigrants came to the United States to form the Wisconsin 15th Regiment and fight in the Civil War. Through historical photographs and the soldiers own words, this book vividly brings to life the human dimension of this pivotal moment in America's history and the important role Norwegians played in it.

Jerry Rosholt, a retired NBC News writer and field producer, dedicated years to the research of this chapter in American and Norwegian history.

The sesquicentennial of the American Civil War offers an opportunity to discover, discuss, and commemorate America's greatest national crisis, and explore its enduring relevance in the 21st century.

Published by Vesterheim Museum. Softcover, 96 pp.

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