OLESON, John

WI 11th Inf Co K. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Volunteer recruit. Enlisted for three years on 22 Feb 1864 at Green Bay, Wisconsin. Bounty $300. Private. Died of disease on 6 Apr 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 52-13) (WLCW p55)

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