OLESON, Peter (Berg)

WI 53rd Inf Co C. Residence: Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 33. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’3”. Enlisted for one year on 3 Apr 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. On 10 Jun 1865 at Pleasant Hill, Missouri, all members of the Wisconsin 53rd were transferred into the 51st. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 201-4; 198-13)