JULSON, Ole

WI 50th Inf Co H. Residence: Waterloo, Grant County, Wisconsin. Born “Ole Juelsen Hoverud” on 4 Mar 1825 in Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway, son of Jul Knudsen Hoverud and Marit Julsdatter. Married 15 Mar 1848 to Randi Engebretsdatter Øspeli. They came to America with his brother Knud, a sister Marit and a cousin on the “Statsraad Vogt”, which sailed from Bergen and reahed New York on 3 Jul 1848. Civil War: Farmer. Age 40. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 10 Mar 1865 at Boscobel, Grant County. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. “Captain Charles Cox, Company H, died 11 Jul 1865 from wounds received at hands of Private Ole Julson on board Steamer ‘Post Boy’ on the Missouri River.” On 10 Jul 1865, “O. Julson jumped overboard from Steamer ‘Post Boy’ on Missouri River and supposed to be drowned.” Unit was on its way from Jefferson, Missouri, to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, at the time. Shooting took place near Boonville, Missouri. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 195-9,17, Regimental Report of 31 Jul 1865) (Naeseth ’48-281)

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