OLSON, Martin

MN 11th Inf Co H. Residence: Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enrolled for three years on 13 Aug 1864. Mustered 5 Sep 1864 at Fort Snelling. Private. Suffered a knee injury in a train wreck between Talahoma and Nashville. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 26 Jun 1865 at Gallatin, Tennessee. Post war: He took the name Bjelland. Wife Emily. Lived in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Died in 1914. Buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Albert Lea. Sources: (MINN p523) (MCIW p503) “Bjelland, Martin Olson”