WI 21st Inf Co I. Residence: Menasha, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Chastona (sic), Norway. Civil War: Age 40. Mechanic. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 6 Aug 1862 at Menasha. Mustered 5 Sep 1862 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Private. Was in the battle of Resaca, Georgia, 14 May 1864. Was in the battles of Averysboro and Bentonville, North Carolina, 16-19 Mar 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 106-14; red book vol 26) “Olesen, Ole”