OLESON, Lars

WI 37th Inf Co F. Residence: Peru, Dunn County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Unmarried. Gray eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 31 Mar 1864 at Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin. Mustered 19 Apr 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Taken prisoner 30 Jul 1864 in front of Petersburg, Virginia. Died of disease while a prisoner of war. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 167-8; red book vol 42) (Love p1118)

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