OSCAR, John C.

IL 61st Inf Co I. Residence: Delhi, Jersey County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 37. Married. Blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Jan 1862 at Chicago, Illinois. Mustered 7 Mar 1862 at Benton Barracks, Missouri. Private. Re-enlisted as a veteran for three years on 1 Mar 1864 at Little Rock, Arkansas. Re-mustered there on 30 Apr 1864. Mustered out 8 Sep 1865 at Springfield, Illinois. No discharge given. He was absent with leave as a paroled prisoner of war. Sources: (ILSA reel 6 p45,46)