OLESON, Barney

IL Lt Arty Cogswells Battery. Residence: Leland, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Hazel eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5¼”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Oct 1861 at Leland. Mustered 12 Nov 1861 at Ottawa, Illinois. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran on 17 Sep 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. Re-mustered there on 28 Sep 1864. Mustered out as a Corporal on 5 Jun 1865. Sources: (ILSA reel 18 p25, 27)

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