OLESON, Barney

IL 53rd Inf Co C. Residence: Ottawa, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Unmarried. Black eyes, blond hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 13 Jan 1862 at Ottawa. Mustered there. Private. Mustered out 25 Mar 1865 at Goldsboro, North Carolina, expiration of term of service. Sources: (ILSA reel 5 p79)