OLESON, Austin

WI 16th Inf Co G. Residence: Springdale, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Wisconsin. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Unmarried. Blue eyes, sandy hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Joined this regiment on 8 Nov 1864. Marched through Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia and into Washington DC. Discharged from the service 5 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 89-18; red book vol 21 p156)