OSCAR, Thomas

WI 36th Inf Co H. Residence: Utica, Crawford County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Wyalusing, Grant County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 38. Hazel eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 29 Feb 1864 at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Mustered 14 Mar 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Became a prisoner of war on 25 Aug 1864 at Reams Station, Virginia. Post war: A veteran of this name, living in Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, was granted a pension of $12 a month because of debility of his heart as an after effect of scurvy. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 162-10; red book vol 41) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota)