OLSON, Nelse

WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Utica, Crawford County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 32. Married. Blue eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year at Utica on 29 Oct 1864 and mustered the same day at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Private. Joined Company B on 27 Nov 1864. Wounded in action in the battle of Hatcher’s Run, Virginia, 7 Feb 1865. Was taken prisoner in the battle of Gravelly Run, Virginia, 31 Mar 1865. Paroled on 2 Apr 1865. Absent on leave on parole 10 Apr 1865. Mustered out on 15 May 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS red book vol 11 p46) (Larsen) “Olson, Nels”