OLESON, Edwin H.

WI 5th Inf Co E. Residence: Brooklyn, Green County, Wisconsin. Born “Even Olesen” on the Kjonaas farm in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28. Unmarried. Hazel eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted 2 Apr 1861. Private. Discharged from the service 19 May 1862. Two years later he enlisted for three years on 27 Jul 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Enlistment credited to Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Assigned to WI 8th Inf Co H. Recruit. Private. Was in the battle of Nashville, Tennessee, on 15 & 16 Dec 1864, and at Spanish Fort, Alabama, on 18 Apr 1865. Mustered out 5 Sep 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 39-10; red book vol 13 p150) (e-mail, Michael Kazukiewicz, husband of Oleson’s great great granddaughter. Kaz@isd.net) “Olison, Edwin”