ANDERSON, Oley

IL 53rd Inf Co F. Residence: Ottawa, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway [One record gives birthplace as Erie, New York]. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18 [One record shows age 14]. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. [One record shows gray eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’4”] Enlisted for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at Ottawa. Mustered 9 Feb 1864 at Camp Butler. Private. Transferred to Company I. Mustered out 22 Jul 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (ILSA reel 5 p45; reel 47-9 p42)

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