OLESON, Andrew

WI 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Lumberman. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Oct 1861 at Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Mustered 31 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Promoted to Corporal on 1 Oct 1862 (1863?). Re-enlisted for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at Natchez, Mississippi. Wounded severely on 15 Jun 1864 near Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-9,14,15; red book vol 17, p124)

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