OLESON, Julius O.

WI 12th Inf Co A. Residence: Martill, Pierce County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’10½”. Enlisted for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at Natchez. Mustered the same day. Private. Note on Red Book entry reads: “Died at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, 18 Apr 1864. Was mounted 21 Jul, dropped from company roster and supposed to have been killed and buried by the enemy. Lost an arm. Never taken up on rolls since 21 Jul 1864. Was a vet.” Sources: (WHS red book vol 17, p18)