WI 12th Inf Co G. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 33. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6½”. Enrolled for one year on 6 Oct 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, as a substitute for John Barth of Wilton, Monroe County, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Recruit from depot assigned to Company G on 27 Mar 1865. “Deserted enroute from depot”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-13; red book vol 17, p134) “Oleson, Hilga”