OLSON, Paul

WI 8th Inf Co I. Residence: Jackson, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Sep 1861 at La Crosse and mustered 13 Sep 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. In action at Fredericktown; at Mississippi River Island No. 10; Farmington; Corinth; Jackson. Wounded in an arm at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on 23 May 1863. Saw action at DeRussy, Jaynes Hill, Pleasant Hill, Old River, Sugar Mills, Mansurean, Yellow Bayou, Tupelo, Hurricane Creek and Abbeyville. Discharged from the service at Memphis, Tennessee, 16 Sep 1864, expiration of his term of service. Sources: (WHS red book vol 13 p172)

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