OLESON, Christian

WI 8th Inf Co I. Residence: Jackson, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 33. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light brown hair, dark complexion, 5’7”. Enrolled as a substitute for one year on 22 Aug 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered the same day. Bounty $100. Enrollment credited to Onalaska, Wisconsin. Private. He was in the battles of Nashville 15 & 16 Dec 1864, and Spanish Fort Apr 1864. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865 at Montgomery, Alabama. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 39-11; red book vol 13 p 172) (Love p 1070)