SORENSON, Oliver H.

WI 23rd Inf Co C. Residence: Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Mustered into U. S. service at Camp Price, Kentucky, on 30 Aug 1862 as First Lieutenant. Appointed Captain on 22 Apr 1863 at Holmes Plantation near Vicksburg, Mississippi. Post war: Became sheriff of Columbia County about 1870. Married to Caroline Johnson on 28 Aug 1878. He died 7 Mar 1882 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-5,16) (Obituary, La Crosse Republican Leader, 8 Mar 1882) “Sorrenson, Oliver”

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