OLSEN, Christopher

MI 26th Inf Co A. Residence: Leroy, Michigan. Civil War: Age 28. Enlisted for three years on 9 Aug 1862 at Pentwater, Michigan. Mustered 11 Sep 1862. Private. Wounded in action on 16 Aug 1864. Hand amputated. Discharged from the service on 14 Apr 1865 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Post war: Granted a pension of $18 a month because of the loss of his right arm. Lived at Aurdal, Otter Tail County, Minnesota. Sources: (Michigan Historical Society Adjutant General’s report vol 26 p 58) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota) (Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Weekly Journal, 23 Apr 1880) “Olson, Christopher” “Olson, Christoffer”