OLSON, Christian

WI 8th Inf Co I. Residence: Jackson, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Farmer. Blue eyes, sandy hair, sandy complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Sep 1861 at La Crosse and mustered 24 Sep 1861. Enlistment credited to Onalaska, Wisconsin. Private. In action at Corinth 3 Oct 1862; Vicksburg 22 May 1863; Mechanicsburg 4 Jun 1863; Richmond 15 Jun 1863; De Russy 4 Mar 1864; Jaynes Hill 21 Mar 1864; Pleasant Hill 5 Apr 1864; Old River 22 Apr 1864; Sugar Mills 21 May 1864; Monsoura 16 May 1864; Yellow Bayou 8 May 1864. Died of disease on 19 Jun 1864 at General Hospital in Cairo, Illinois. Sources: (WHS red book vol 13 p 172) (WLCW p40)

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