WI 3rd Inf Co _. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 39. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 19 Nov 1864. Private. Regimental clerk wrote that Oleson “never joined the regiment; permanent garrison at Fort Randall, Madison, Wis”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 12-2)