OLSEN, Ole

WI 25th Inf Co K. Residence: Bergan, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 21 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. The following comment was written by his name on the final company muster roll: “Joined at Camp Smyrna Ga and was with company to the 2nd days of February when he said he was hurt in action and unknown to the Surgeon. Went back with Wounded to Beaufort SC Hospital and it is generally believed that he was a shirk and took this opportunity to get to the rear and avoid going farther on the campaign. He was a discharged Soldier from Mis…….”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 121-13,14; red book vol 30)

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