OLSON, Ole P.

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Coon Prairie, Bad Ax County, Wisconsin. Born at Sigstadssto, Kvam, Nordre Fron, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway, about 1839. Civil War: Age 22. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 23 Sep 1861 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered 16 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Became Sergeant 18 Dec 1862. Commissioned Second Lieutenant at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on 12 Jan 1863, with rank from 1 Nov 1862. Suffered injuries to his feet and became unfit for service and was discharged on 22 Jun 1863. Post war: He lived at New Richland, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-2,4; red book vol 20 p 28,34) (Buslett p375) (Ager p268, photo) (Gjertveit) (RWV p809) (Hedberg)

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