OLESON, Iver

WI 8th Inf Co I. Residence: Jackson, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 29. Farmer. Blue eyes, sandy hair, sandy complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Sep 1861 at La Crosse and mustered 22 Sep 1861. Private. Saw action at Fredericktown, Missouri, 21 Oct 1861. Wounded in his neck at Farmington 3 May 1862. Saw action at Iuka 13, 16, 19 Sep 1862. Killed in action at Corinth, Mississippi, on 3 Oct 1862, a gunshot to his head. Sources: (WHS red book vol 13 p 172) (Love p1068) “Olson, Iver”

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