OLESON, John

WI 53rd Inf Co D. Residence: Hixton, Jackson County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 29. Blue eyes, brown hair, flushed complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 22 Mar 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Corporal. Transferred on 10 Jun 1865 at Pleasant Hill, Missouri, into the WI 51st. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 198-13; 201-5,6)

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