JOHNSON, Oliver

WI 8th Inf Co E. Residence: Dunn, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 19 Sep 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 23 Feb 1864 at Black River, Mississippi. Bounty $402. Mustered on 9 Mar 1864 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Took part in battles of Fort de Russy (sp?), Henderson Hill, Cane River, Pleasant Hill, Eight day skirmish near Alexandria, Cloutierville, Mansura, Bayou De Glaize, Louisiana; Lake Chicot, Arkansas; Hurricane Creek; Abbeyville, Mississippi; pursuit of Rice through Arkansas and Missouri; and Nashville, Tennessee. Sick with fever in a hospital at Memphis, Tennessee. Died of disease on 1 Mar 1865 at Adams Hospital in Memphis. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 39-14; red book vol 13 p88) (WLCW p40)

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