OLESON, Alex

WI Lt Arty 8th Battery. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Oct 1861 at Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Mustered 8 Jan 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Sick in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on 28 Jun 1863. Still there on 31 Jan 1864. In Mar 1864, he was assigned to the Tenth Battery; arrived there on 11 Mar 1864. Transferred 13 Jun 1864 to Veterans Reserve Corps. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 239-4,7,8; 241-11; red book vol 5)

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