OLESON, Johannes

WI Lt Arty 8th Battery. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 16 Oct 1861 at Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Mustered 8 Jan 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Designated Corporal on 1 Jan 1862. Sick in a hospital at Jacinto, Mississippi, on 8 Aug 1862. Died there, date unknown. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 239-4,7; red book vol 5)

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