WI 8th Inf Co H. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 45. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 6’1½”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Sep 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Was in the battles of Fredericktown, Missouri; 21 Oct 1861; Mississippi River Island No. 10 in Apr 1862; Farmington, Mississippi, 9 May 1862; and Corinth, Mississippi, 28 May 1862. Died of disease at Keokuk, Iowa, on 4 Aug 1862. Sources: (WHS red book vol 13 p 150) (Love p1070) “Olson, Nels”