OLESON, Henry

WI 38th Inf Co C. Residence: Argyle, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 26 Mar 1864 at Argyle. Mustered 15 Apr 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Wounded in action at Petersburg, Virginia, 17 Jun 1864. Discharged for disability due to his wounds on 15 Jun 1865. Post war: Buried at East Wiota, Woodford, Wisconsin; stone reads “1845 – 1900”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 170-5; red book vol 43) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) “Olson, Henry”

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