OLSEN, Martin

WI 48th Inf Co D. Residence: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Merchant. Age 43. Unmarried. Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 14 Feb 1865 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Promoted to First Sergeant. On 8 Aug 1865, he was reduced from orderly sergeant to the ranks and immediately re-appointed to Sergeant. Mustered out 19 Feb 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 191-6,21; red book vol 53)