OLSON, Halvor H.

IL 82nd Inf Co I. Residence: Leland, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Leland. Parents came from Tinn, Telemark, Norway about 1837. Civil War: Tailor. Age 19. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Aug 1862 at Chicago. Mustered 29 Oct 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Promoted to Corporal. Taken prisoner at Gettysburg. Exchanged. Mustered out on 9 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Grafton, Walsh County, North Dakota. Sources: (ILSA reel 7 p73) (e-mail Chris Dierks, Pierre, South Dakota) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59)