OLESON, Hans

WI 8th Inf Co H. From Dunkirk, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4¾”. Enlisted for one year on 5 Sep 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Was in the battle of Nashville, Tennessee, 15 & 16 Dec 1864. Discharged from the service 13 May 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 39-13; red book vol 13 p150)

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