OLSTON, Oliver C.

NY 48th Inf. Born in Stavanger, Norway, in 1843. Came to America as a small boy. Civil War: Private. Post war: Said to have been the first New York City policeman of Norwegian birth. When he died in 1896, he had been on the police force 22 years. Sources: (Rygg p52) (NY Archives CW Index vol 12) “Olsen, Oliver”