OLESON, Ole

WI Lt Arty 8th Battery. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Lumberman. Age 28. Unmarried. Blue eyes, auburn hair, light complexion, 5’7¾”. Enlisted for three years on 5 Dec 1861 at Eau Pleine, Wisconsin, and mustered 8 Jan 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Sick in Nashville, Tennessee, on 8 Aug 1863. Re-enlisted as a veteran for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee, and re-mustered there on 26 Jan 1864. Bounty $400. On 28 May 1865, he was detached for service at Fortress hospital, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Mustered out 10 Aug 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 239-3,4,6,7,9,12; red book vol 5)

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