OLESON, Jacob

IL 39th Inf Co K. Residence: Marseilles, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 27. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9½”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Sep 1861 at Marseilles. Mustered 11 Oct 1861 at Chicago, Illinois. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran for three years on 1 Jan 1864 at Hilton Head, South Carolina. Re-mustered there 25 Jan 1864. Wounded and captured 16 May 1864 at Drury’s Bluff, Virginia. Paroled in August. Absent sick at Annapolis, Maryland, 16 Aug 1864. No discharge furnished. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p 54,56).

Menu