OLESON, Andrew

WI 8th Inf Co I. Residence: Jackson, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 26. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’7½”. Enrolled for one year on 22 Aug 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Substitute. Enrollment credited to Onalaska, Wisconsin. Private. Took part in the battles of Nashville, Tennessee, on 15 & 16 Dec 1864, and Spanish Fort in Apr 1865. Mustered out at Montgomery, Alabama, 15 Aug 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 39-11; red book vol 13 p 172)