OLSON, Knud

WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Amherst, Portage County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 37. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 15 Nov 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. Joined Company B on 17 Dec 1864. Took part in the battles of Hatcher’s Run, Virginia, 6-7 Feb 1865; Gravely Run, Virginia, 31 Mar 1865; Five Forks, Virginia, 1-2 Apr 1865, and he was at the surrender of General Lee’s army 9 Apr 1865. Absent sick on 14 Jun 1865, returned 30 Jun 1865. Absent sick 2 Jul 1865, returned 14 Jul 1865. Discharged from the service 14 Jul 1865 at Jeffersonville, Indiana. Sources: (WHS red book vol 11 p46) (Larsen)

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