OLESON, Martin

WI 12th Inf Co C. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 4 Oct 1842 in Romerike, Norway, a younger brother of Hans Oleson, of the same regiment and company. (See him). Civil War: Age 21. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’9½”. Enlisted early October 1861. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 1 Jan 1864 at Natchez, Mississippi. Wounded severely in his arm on 21 Jul 1864, said to have taken a musket ball through his left wrist. Transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps. Mustered out 11 Aug 1865. Post war: Married in 1866 to Anne Svenson Askland. He second married Kari Nielson Mitheus. Sources: (WHS red book vol 17, p48) (“Civil War Diary of Hans Olson Grinder”, by Albert O. Grender, priv. Publ. 1993)