OLSEN, Gabriel

AL 24th Inf Co A. CSA. Born about 1834 in Kristiansand, Norway. Civil War: Shoemaker. Blue eyes, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for the war on 1 Oct 1862 at Bardstown, Kentucky. Private. This was his second enlistment; he had enlisted in the 3rd Alabama Volunteer Militia, Co C, on 4 Mar 1862 at Mobile, Alabama, and had been discharged on 25 Mar 1862 as unfit for duty. On 9 Oct 1862, he became a prisoner of war. The Federals on 25 Oct 1862 moved him from Camp Dick Robinson in Kentucky to a prison in Gallatin, Tennessee. He was exchanged sometime after 18 Nov 1862 and was put into a General Hospital in Mobile, Alabama. He was there from Dec 1862 until 27 Feb 1863, at which time he was discharged for disability. On 16 Mar 1864 at New Orleans, Louisiana, using the name Gabriel Alston, he took an oath of allegiance to the United States. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Alston, Gabriel”