OLESON, Peter M.

WI 7th Inf Co G. Residence: Grand Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 29. Unmarried. Blue eyes, sandy hair, sandy complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Aug 1861 at Grand Rapids. Mustered 29 Aug 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Took part in battles at Gainesville; Bull Run, Virginia; South Mountain, Maryland; Antietam, Maryland; Fitzhugh Crossing; Chancellorsville, Virginia; and Brandy Station, Virginia. He was killed in action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on 1 Jul 1863. Sources: (WHS red book vol 12 p110) (Love p1066) “Olson, Peter”

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