OLESON, John

IL Lt Arty Cogswells Battery. Residence: Leland, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10¼”. Enlisted for three years on 28 Oct 1861 at Leland. Mustered 12 Nov 1861 at Ottawa, Illinois. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran for three years on 2 Jan 1864 at Boyd’s Station, Alabama. Re-mustered 6 Apr 1864 at Huntsville, Alabama. Killed 11 Apr 1864 at Huntsville, by the explosion of a cannon. Sources: (ILSA reel 18 p25, 27)

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