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IL Lt Arty. Cogswells Battery. Residence: Leland, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 36. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 24 Feb 1864 at Ottawa, Illinois. Private. Battery clerk lists Oldson as “deserter from another regiment.” Sources: (ILSA reel 18 p29)


IL 50th Inf Co F. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’2”. Enlisted for one year on 1 Dec 1864 at Jacksonville, Illinois, as a substitute for Shadrack McGowen. Mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 17 Feb 1865. Sources: (ILSA reel 5 p73)