OLSON, Ivar

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Unmarried. Farmer. Hazel eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’4¾”. Enlisted for three years on 2 Mar 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Was with the provisions transport from Stevenson, Alabama, in September and October, 1863. Seriously wounded in both legs at Bald Knob (Kennesaw Mountain), Georgia, on 21 Jun 1864. Died of his wounds in a hospital at Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2 Jul 1864. Buried in the National Cemetery at Chattanooga; section E, grave 470. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11,18; red book vol 20 p132) (Buslett p603) (Ager p315, e51) (Meeker)

Menu