CARLESON, Christian

IL 72nd Inf Co D. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Cooper. Age 33. Gray eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 6’1”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Jan 1864 at Chicago and mustered there on 31 Jan 1864. Private. Deserted at Cairo, Illinois, on 6 Nov 1864. Returned voluntarily on 24 May 1865. Awaiting sentence on general court martial. Transferred to 33rd Illinois Infantry per special order, 17 Jul 1865. Sources: (ILSA reel 7 p51)