OLESON, Karl

IA 3rd Inf Co D. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Emigrated from Norway in 1858. Civil War: Age 23. Enlisted 20 May 1861. Mustered 8 Jun 1861. Private. Re-enlisted 13 Feb 1864, re-mustered 11 Mar 1864. Assigned to Company C, 3rd Veteran Infantry. Transferred into Company I, 2nd & 3rd Veteran Infantry Consolidated, from Company C 3rd Battalion. Was with Sherman on his march to the sea. Mustered out 12 Jul 1865, Louisville, Kentucky. Post war: Married in 1866 to Ingeborg Simonsdatter. In 1868, he and his wife and their small son moved to Christiania township in Jackson County, Minnesota. Sources: (ISW-I p365,424,498) (Decorah Republican, 27 Jul 1865) (Winneshiek County Marriage Records) (Jackson County History) “Olson, Carl”

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