OLESON, Ole

WI 8th Inf Co I. Residence: Jackson, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 38. Blue eyes, dark brown hair, dark complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at La Crosse, and mustered there 21 Jan 1864. Enlistment credited to Neshonic, Wisconsin. Recruit. Private. In action at De Russy 12 Mar 1864; Jaynes Hill 21 Mar 1864; Pleasant Hill 3 Apr 1864; Old River 22 & 23 Apr 1864; Sugar Mills 4, 6, 7 & 15 May 1864; Monsurean 16 & 17; Yellow Bayou 18th; Chicot 13 Jul; Tupelo 14 & 15; Hurricane Creek; Abbeyville; Nashville 15 & 16 Dec 1864; siege of Spanish Fort Apr 1865. Mustered out 5 Sep 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 39-13; red book vol 13 p 172) “Olson, Oluf”

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