OLESON, Peter

WI 30th Inf Co B. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Unmarried. Gray eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 27 Oct 1863 at Madison, Wisconsin. Recruit. Mustered 27 Nov 1863 at Madison. Private. Discharged from the service for disability on 3 Jun 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This was said to be his second enlistment; an earlier one ended in his being discharged from the service for disability (hyperactivity of the heart). Post war: In Jun 1895, he was reported living at Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 140-3; red book vol 35) (Larsen p40)

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