OLESON, Sam

WI 36th Inf Co H. Residence: Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Unmarried. Age 23. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 6’. Enlisted for three years on 29 Feb 1864 at Prairie du Chien. Mustered 4 Mar 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Promoted to Corporal 1 Jul 1864. Became a prisoner of war on 25 Aug 1864 at Reams Station, Virginia. Died of disease 26 Nov 1864 in the rebel prison at Salisbury, North Carolina. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 162-10; red book vol 41) (Kennedy, James B. Wisconsin Civil War name index)

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