OLSON, John

WI 8th Inf Co I. Residence: Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Farmer. Hazel eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 9 Sep 1861 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered on 13 Sep 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Saw action in Fredericktown, Missouri, 21 Aug 1861. Died of pneumonia in Good Samaritan Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, on 4 May 1862. Sources: (WHS red book vol 13 p172)

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