OLSON, Albert

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Unmarried. Farmer. Age 35. Blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 26 Nov 1861 at Decorah and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 29 Dec 1861. Private. Promoted to Corporal. Wounded in the Battle at Stone’s River, Tennessee, 30 & 31 Dec 1862, and sent to hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Served as an escort with the provision transport from Stevenson, Alabama, in October 1863. Sick in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 28 Nov 1863, and sent to Convalescent Center there. Died of disease in General Hospital at Knoxville, Tennessee, 17 Mar 1864. Buried in National Cemetery at Knoxville; section 6, grave 12. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8,15; red book vol 20 p84) (Buslett p513) (Ulvestad p264) (DGA) (Ager p307) (Meeker) “Olsen, Albert”