OLSON, Martin

WI 12th Inf Co C. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted Oct 1861. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 1 Jan 1864 at Natchez, Mississippi. Fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Wounded and sent home. Post war: He was granted a pension of $18 a month because of a wound to his left wrist. Martin Olson was a younger brother of Hans Olson, who was also in Company C. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-14) (“Civil War Diary of Hans Olson Grinder”, by Albert O. Grender, the soldier’s great grandson; priv. Publ. 1993) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.)