OLSON, Peter Ole

WI 8th Inf Co C. Residence: Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wisconsin. Born in Stavanger, Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Unmarried. Age 26. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted 24 Aug 1861. Mustered 9 Sep 1861. Private. Re-enrolled as a Veteran for three years on 25 Feb 1864 at Black River Bridge, Mississippi. Bounty $402. Re-mustered 9 Mar 1864 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Discharged from the service 5 Sep 1865 Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 39-5; red book vol 13 p54)

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