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OLEN, Andrew

WI Lt Arty 2nd Battery. Born 1840. Civil War: Postwar: Died 1934. Buried in Bell Cemetery, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Sources: (VGC)

OLESEN, Charles

WI 12th Inf Co G. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enrolled for one year on 8 Oct 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, as a substitute for J. T. Parker of Slarks, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Recruit from depot assigned to Company G on 27 Mar 1865. Joined for duty 1 May 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-13; red book vol 17, p134)

OLESEN, Halver

WI 23rd Inf Co I. Civil War: Private. Left in hospital at Louisville, Kentucky, 17 Nov 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-16)

OLESEN, Hilje

WI 12th Inf Co G. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 33. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6½”. Enrolled for one year on 6 Oct 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, as a substitute for John Barth of Wilton, Monroe County, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Recruit from depot assigned to Company G on 27 Mar 1865. “Deserted enroute from depot”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-13; red book vol 17, p134) “Oleson, Hilga”

OLESEN, Lars

WI 23rd Inf Co H. Residence: Arlington, Wisconsin. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 25. Enlisted on 17 Aug 1862 at Lodi, Wisconsin. Mustered 30 Aug 1862. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-13). Accidentally killed on 29 Jul 1864 at Morganza, Louisiana. (Love p1096)

OLESEN, Ole A.

WI Lt Arty 2nd Battery. Civil War: Age 24. Enlisted for three years on 18 Sep 1861 at Winneconne, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Oct 1861 at Racine, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Discharged from the service with his Battery on 1 Oct 1864 at Point Lookout, Maryland, by expiration of term of service. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 131-8,10; red book vol 5) [The 2nd Battery was originally called Charles Beger’s Independent Battery.]

OLESEN, Sorn

WI 12th Inf Co E. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Blue eyes, light brown hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enrolled for one year on 13 Oct 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, as a substitute for H. Oberson of Coon, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-13; red book vol 17, p92)

OLESEN, William

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. The Roscoe Mounted Militia, organized at Roscoe, Minnesota, 28 Aug 1862, and served 33 days. Corporal. Reported sick in Roscoe, Minnesota. Sources: (MCIW p796) (Ulvestad p264)

OLESON 1st, Ole

MN Lt Arty 2nd Battery. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 42. Enrolled 27 Feb 1864. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Died 12 Aug 1864 from wounds suffered in battle on 11 Aug 1864. Sources: (MINN p798) (MCIW p668) (Ulvestad p318) “Olsen, Ole”

OLESON 2nd, Ole

MN Lt Arty 2nd Battery. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Enrolled 25 Aug 1864. Mustered 5 Sep 1864. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service for disability, 29 May 1865. Sources: (MINN p798) (MCIW p668).

OLESON, Abege

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. The Sibley Guards, raised at Forest City, Minnesota, at the opening of the Indian War, and served actively in and about Glencoe, Forest City and Hutchinson for nearly two months, taking part in several sharp encounters with Indians. Private. Sources: (MCIW p773)

OLESON, Alack

WI 5th Inf Reorganized Co. Residence: (looks like “Vinevol”), Clark County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Lumberman. Age 28. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 2 Sep 1864 at Albion, Wisconsin; bounty $100. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 26-1)

OLESON, Albert

MN 2nd Cav Co F. Residence: St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Enrolled 14 Feb 1865. Mustered 18 Feb 1865. Recruit. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 2 Dec 1865. Sources: (MINN 733) (MCIW p561)

OLESON, Alex

WI Lt Arty 8th Battery. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Oct 1861 at Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Mustered 8 Jan 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Sick in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on 28 Jun 1863. Still there on 31 Jan 1864. In Mar 1864, he was assigned to the Tenth Battery; arrived there on 11 Mar 1864. Transferred 13 Jun 1864 to Veterans Reserve Corps. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 239-4,7,8; 241-11; red book vol 5)

OLESON, Alexander

WI 5th Inf Re-organized Co G. Residence: Pine Valley, Clark County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Lumberman. Age 28. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year 20 Aug 1864 at Omro, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Mustered 13 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 20 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 10b p280)

OLESON, Alick

MN 2nd Cav Co B. Residence: Nevada, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 4 Dec 1863. Mustered 24 Dec 1863. Private. Wagoner. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 1 Dec 1865. Sources: (MINN p714) (MCIW p555)

OLESON, Allen

MN 7th Inf Co E. Residence: St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enrolled 8 Feb 1865. Mustered 11 Feb 1865. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 16 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p342) (MCIW p378)

OLESON, Ambrose

WI 32nd Inf Co K. Residence: Lowville, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years at Lowville on 20 Aug 1862. Mustered 25 Sep 1862 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 148-14; red book vol 37)

OLESON, Ammon

IA 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Clayton, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 40. Enlisted 28 Apr 1864. Mustered 28 Apr 1864. Private. Died 8 Sep 1864, Memphis, Tennessee. Buried Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee; section 2, grave 355. Sources: (ISW-II p507)

OLESON, Amund

WI 44th Inf Co E. Residence: Iola, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Royalton, Waupaca County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 43. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion, 5’11½”. Enlisted for one year on 20 Dec 1864 at Green Bay, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out with this company on 28 Aug 1865 at Paducah, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 180-7; red book vol 49; blue book)

OLESON, Ander

WI 3rd Inf Co I. Residence: New Denmark, Brown County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 30. Blue eyes, light hair, sandy complexion, 5’4½”. Drafted. Enrolled for three years on 27 Nov 1863 at New Denmark. Mustered that same day at Green Bay, Wisconsin. Private. Transferred from WI 21st Inf Mustered out 18 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 9 p182)

OLESON, Andreas

WI 45th Inf Co E. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Blue Mounds, Dane County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 44. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 7 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there 9 Feb 1865. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 183-6; red book vol 50) “Oleson, Andrew”

OLESON, Andreas

WI 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born Anders Olsen Jole on 11 Jun 1843 at Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway, son of Ole Knudsen and Sigrid Olsdatter. Came to America in 1854. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for one year on 20 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 7 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Recruit. Private. Bounty $100. Joined from recruiting depot on 7 Nov 1864. Mustered out at Clarksville, Texas, on 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-14, 130-12; red book vol 32) (Bjerke p 17) “Jole, Anders Olsen”

OLESON, Andrew

WI 33rd Inf Co G. Residence: Freeman, Crawford County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted for three years on 17 Dec 1863 at Freeman. Mustered 4 Feb 1864 at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Died 21 Jan 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 151-13; red book vol 38)

OLESON, Andrew

IL 95th Inf Co K. Residence: Manchester, Boone County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Unmarried. Blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’9½”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Aug 1862 at Poplar Grove, Illinois. Mustered 4 Sep 1862 at Rockford, Illinois. Private. Discharged from the service 30 May 1865 at Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p42)

OLESON, Andrew

MN Brackett’s Cavalry Battalion Co B. Residence: Jackson, Jackson County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 41. Enrolled 23 Oct 1861. Mustered 1 Nov 1861. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Blacksmith. Discharged from the service for disability 3 Nov 1862. Sources: (MINN p691) (MCIW p589)

OLESON, Andrew

MN Brackett’s Cavalry Battalion Co B. Residence: Jackson, Jackson County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 40. Enrolled 22 Oct 1861. Mustered the same day. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Died 2 Jul 1862 in a hospital at St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (MINN p662) (MCIW p589)

OLESON, Andrew

MN Lt Arty 2nd Battery. Residence: Spring Grove, Houston County, Minnesota. Born 27 Nov 1837 in Fla, Hallingdal, Norway. Came to the US in 1861, first to Rice County, Minnesota, and soon to Spring Grove. Civil War: Age 26. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enrolled for one year on 3 Sep 1864 at Rochester, Minnesota. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service with the Battery, 16 Aug 1865. Post war: Married Bridget Evenson on 8 Apr 1866. Moved to Becker County, Minnesota, in 1871. Was granted a pension of $8 a month for chronic rheumatism. Died 4 Dec 1918 of chronic nefloritis. Buried in Lake Park Lutheran Cemetery, Cuba Township. Sources: (MINN p798) (MCIW p668) (Newsletter “Action Front”, publication of the Second Minnesota Battery Ass’n, Circular No. 82, Oct 2001. Copy in Anoka Historical Society Library, Anoka, Minnesota) “Olsberg, Anders” “Berg, Anders” “Wee, Andrew” “Svee, Andrew”

OLESON, Andrew

WI 1st Inf Co F. Residence: Chisago Lake, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 36. Enlisted for three years on 26 Aug 1861 at St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Mustered in October 1861 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service 20 Feb 1863 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS red book vol 7)

OLESON, Andrew

WI 2nd Cav Co K. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 20. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 20 Aug 1864 at Delaware (sic), Walworth County, Wisconsin. Mustered 24 Aug 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Died of disease on 7 Aug 1864 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 207-12) (Love p1127)

OLESON, Andrew

WI 8th Inf Co I. Residence: Jackson, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 26. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’7½”. Enrolled for one year on 22 Aug 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Substitute. Enrollment credited to Onalaska, Wisconsin. Private. Took part in the battles of Nashville, Tennessee, on 15 & 16 Dec 1864, and Spanish Fort in Apr 1865. Mustered out at Montgomery, Alabama, 15 Aug 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 39-11; red book vol 13 p 172)

OLESON, Andrew

WI 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Lumberman. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Oct 1861 at Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Mustered 31 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Promoted to Corporal on 1 Oct 1862 (1863?). Re-enlisted for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at Natchez, Mississippi. Wounded severely on 15 Jun 1864 near Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-9,14,15; red book vol 17, p124)

OLESON, Andrew

WI 22nd Inf. Born in Norway. Civil War: Shoemaker. Age 21. Hazel eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enrolled as a substitute for Robert Ron (or Ren) of New Diggings, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Enrolled for one year on 10 May 1865 at Boscobel, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. This unit in North Carolina was ordered on 30 Apr 1865 to move to Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin, to become the camp’s permanent guard. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 254-1)

OLESON, Andrew

DT 1st Cavalry Battalion Co A. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Index of Compiled Service Records, North Dakota Archives, roll 6099)

OLESON, Andrew

WI 32nd Inf Co K. Residence: Leeds, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Unmarried. Dark eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Aug 1862 at Leeds. Mustered 25 Sep 1862 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Private. Died of disease (chronic diarrhea) at Keokuk, Iowa, on 14 Dec 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 148-14; red book vol 37) (Love p1111)

OLESON, Andrew

IL 95th Inf Co F. Residence: Dorr, McHenry County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 28 Jul 1862 at Dorr. Mustered 14 Sep 1862 at Rockford, Illinois. Private. Promoted to Corporal. Mustered out with his Company on 17 Aug 1865 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p26)

OLESON, Andrew

WI 45th Inf Co B. Residence: Liberty, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born 19 May 1824 in Vang, Oppland, Norway. Married 22 Feb 1857 at Vang ti Randi Knudsdatter. Came to America in 1857. Civil War: Farmer. Age 41. Married. Gray eyes, black hair, fair complexion, 5’1”. Enlisted for one year on 7 Oct 1864 at Liberty. Mustered 4 Nov 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Post war: Died 26 Oct 1906. Buried at West cemetery, Valders, Wisconsin; stone reads “19 May 1824 – 26 Oct 1906”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 183-3; red book vol 50) (VGC Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) (Bjerke p18) “Lykken, Anders Oleson” “Lykken, Anders Olsen” “Olson, Andrew”

OLESON, Andrew

WI Hv Arty Co H. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 19. Blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 31 Aug 1864 at Green Bay, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Mustered out with his company on 26 Jun 1865 at Washington DC. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 245; red book vol 6) (History of the town of Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, publ. 2002 p 4-19)

OLESON, Andrew

WI 31st Inf Co F. Residence: Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Tailor. Age 34. Brown eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 23 Feb 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 23 Mar 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $300. Private. Transferred to Company G on 9 Jun 1865 as directed by order of that date assigning men of the six companies whose terms did not expire prior to 1 Oct 1865 to the four companies not being mustered out. Mustered out 8 Jul 1865 near Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 145-15; red book vol 36)

OLESON, Andrew C.

WI 50th Inf Co K. Residence: Freeman, Crawford County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 6 Apr 1865 at Boscobel, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same date. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 195-11) “Olson, Andrew”

OLESON, Andrew H.

IA 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 23 Jan 1864. Mustered 23 Jan 1864. Private. Mustered out 30 Jun 1865, Davenport, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-II p507)

OLESON, Anson

WI 50th Inf Co H. Residence: Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28. Blue eyes, light hair, ruddy complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted for one year on 9 Mar 1865 at Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Mustered 24 Mar 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 195-9,12) “Oleson, Angan”

OLESON, Anun

WI 37th Inf Co A. Residence: Bear Creek, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. Born Anund Olsen Traaserud on 30 Jan 1832 in Heddal, Telemark, Norway, son of Ole Olsen Hellem and Helge Kittelsdatter Traaserud. Came to America in 1847 to Spring Green, Sauk County, Wisconsin. On 21 Jun 1856, he married Gunhild Gulliksdatter Kolsrud who had come from Sigdal, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 33. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 31 Mar 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 12 Apr 1864 at Madison. Private. Muster rolls of 31 Dec 1864 and 28 Feb 1865 both show him “sick in hospl since Aug 18, ’64”. Died of disease in hospital at Fort Schuyler, New York Harbor, on 19 Sep 1864. Buried in Cypress Hills National Cemetery, section one, grave 1925. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 167-3,18; red book vol 42.) (Love p1118) (Naeseth ’47-858) (McGuire, Randy “The Civil War Letters of Anun Olsen”, copy at VGC) “Olson, Anun”

OLESON, Asbry

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. The Sibley Guards, raised at Forest City, Minnesota, at the opening of the Indian War, and served actively in and about Glencoe, Forest City and Hutchinson for nearly two months, taking part in several sharp encounters with Indians. Private. Wounded in a shoulder at Forest City, 4 Sep 1862. Sources: (MCIW p773)

OLESON, Asloin

MN 4th Inf Co K. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Substitute. Mustered 8 Dec 1864. Private. Died 15 Apr 1865 at Goldsboro, North Carolina. Sources: (MINN p224) (MCIW p241)

OLESON, Aslora

MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co E. Civil War: Residence: Oshwa, Nicollet County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Age 25. Enrolled 9 Nov 1862. Mustered 10 Dec 1862. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 11 Nov 1863. Sources: (MINN p653) (MCIW p532)

OLESON, August

IL 31st Inf Co I. Residence: (Unreadable, looks like “Bedneson”), Illinois. Born in Germany. Civil War: Farmer. Age 37. Brown eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’2½”. Enlisted for one year on 4 Sep 1875 at Peoria, Illinois. Mustered the same day. Private. Mustered out 31 May 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (ILSA reel 3 p 8)

OLESON, Austin

MN 1st Battalion Inf Co F. Civil War: Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Age 27. Enrolled 25 Mar 1865. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p554) (MCIW p75)

OLESON, Austin

WI 16th Inf Co G. Residence: Springdale, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Wisconsin. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Unmarried. Blue eyes, sandy hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Joined this regiment on 8 Nov 1864. Marched through Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia and into Washington DC. Discharged from the service 5 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 89-18; red book vol 21 p156)

OLESON, Bard

MN Lt Arty 2nd Battery. Residence: Not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 43. Enrolled 3 Sep 1864. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service with the Battery, 16 Aug 1865. Post war: Died 22 Feb 1872. Sources: (MINN p798) (MCIW p668) (Ulvestad p315) “Olsen, Baard”

OLESON, Barney

WI 48th Inf Co I. Civil War: Enlisted 20 Feb 1865. Private. Discharged 8 Nov 1865. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Little Cobb Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Sources: (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22)

OLESON, Barney

IL Lt Arty Cogswells Battery. Residence: Leland, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Hazel eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5¼”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Oct 1861 at Leland. Mustered 12 Nov 1861 at Ottawa, Illinois. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran on 17 Sep 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. Re-mustered there on 28 Sep 1864. Mustered out as a Corporal on 5 Jun 1865. Sources: (ILSA reel 18 p25, 27)

OLESON, Barney

IL 53rd Inf Co C. Residence: Ottawa, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Unmarried. Black eyes, blond hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 13 Jan 1862 at Ottawa. Mustered there. Private. Mustered out 25 Mar 1865 at Goldsboro, North Carolina, expiration of term of service. Sources: (ILSA reel 5 p79)

OLESON, Barnhart

IA 12th Inf Co B. Residence: Allamakee County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Enlisted 28 Jan 1864. Mustered 28 Jan 1864. Private. Mustered out 20 Jan 1866, Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (ISW-II p506)

OLESON, Bringle

DT 1st Cav Battalion Co B. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Index of Compiled Service Records, North Dakota Archives, roll 6099)

OLESON, Canute

WI 6th Inf. Residence: Amherst, Portage County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 37. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for one year on 15 Nov 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 27-14)

OLESON, Carl

MN 4th Inf Co G. Residence: Rushford, Minnesota. Born 6 Sep 1841 in Gjerdrum, Norway, a son of Simen Olsen and Kari Kristine Andersdatter. Civil War: Age 32. Enrolled as a Substitute in March 1865. Mustered 23 May 1865. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 19 Jul 1865, at Louisville, Kentucky. Post war: Married on 13 Mar 1869 at Preston, Minnesota, to Gjertrude “Jane” Stigensjord Johnson. Seven children. Died at Sheldon, Minnesota, on 7 Aug 1934, the final Civil War veteran in Houston County. Sources: (MINN p208) (MCIW p235) (Biography “Carl Olson” by Raymond Olson, publication unknown)

OLESON, Charles

WI 4th Cav Co D. Residence: Stillwater, Minnesota (?). Civil War: Age 27. Enlisted for three years on 4 May 1861 at Kilbourne City, Wisconsin. Mustered 2 Jul 1861 at Camp Utley near Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Died in the war. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 223-6) (Ulvestad p316) “Olsen, Charles”

OLESON, Charles

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co I. Residence not shown. Born in Norway; military records list Sweden. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 28 Jan 1865. Mustered 4 Feb 1865. Private. Promoted to Corporal, 6 Mar 1865. Discharged from the service with his company, 27 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p608) (MCIW p632) (Ulvestad p264) “Olsen, Charles”

OLESON, Charles

WI Lt Arty 4th Battery. Civil War: Private. Died by drowning on 27 May 1862 at Fort Monroe. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 233-4,7) (Love p1132)

OLESON, Charles

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Verona, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born “Karilius Olsen” on 17 May 1837 at Saeta, Grue, Solor, Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Enlisted for three years on 11 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 28 Jan 1864. Private. Joined the WI 15th Inf Co K at Strawberry Plains, Virginia, 31 Mar 1864. Wounded in his left leg at New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864, and sent to hospital. He was later moved to Madison, Wisconsin. Assigned to Veteran Reserve Corps 20 Dec 1864. Mustered out at Davenport, Iowa, 18 Sep 1865. Post war: He was granted a pension of $14 a month because of the wound to his left leg. Olson died in 1894 at Madison, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13, red book vol 20 p148) (Buslett p636 photo) (Ager p220, photo; p319) (Unidentified newspaper obituary) (Ulvestad p315) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.)

OLESON, Charles

IL 37th Inf Co I. Residence: Geery (?), Boone County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 10 Feb 1864 at Brownsville, Texas. Re-mustered 22 Feb 1864 at New Orleans, Louisiana. Mustered out 5 May 1866 at Houston, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p 47)

OLESON, Christian

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co L. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Enrolled 11 Feb 1865. Mustered 16 Feb 1865. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 27 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p617) (MCIW p636)

OLESON, Christian

WI 8th Inf Co I. Residence: Jackson, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 33. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light brown hair, dark complexion, 5’7”. Enrolled as a substitute for one year on 22 Aug 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered the same day. Bounty $100. Enrollment credited to Onalaska, Wisconsin. Private. He was in the battles of Nashville 15 & 16 Dec 1864, and Spanish Fort Apr 1864. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865 at Montgomery, Alabama. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 39-11; red book vol 13 p 172) (Love p 1070)

OLESON, Christian

WI 10th Inf Co G. Residence: Jackson County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 23 (33?). Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 6’. Enlisted for three years on 7 Sep 1861 at Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Mustered 5 Oct 1861 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. He was in the battles of Perryville and Stone’s River. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 48-9; red book vol 15)

OLESON, Christian

WI 16th Inf Co G. Residence: Springdale, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 20. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, sandy hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Joined this company on 8 Nov 1864. Was on the march through Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia and into Washington, DC. Discharged from the service 5 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 21 p156)

OLESON, Christian

WI 50th Inf Co K. Residence: Strong’s Prairie, Adams, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 27. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’4¼”. Enlisted for one year on 8 Apr 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Transferred to this regiment from the WI 53rd Inf Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 195-11,13)

OLESON, Christian

WI 53rd Inf Co D. Residence: Christiana, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Tanner. Age 41. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’5½”. Enlisted for one year on 27 Mar 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out 29 May 1865 at St. Louis, Missouri, per order from the Surgeon General, Washington, D.C., dated 4 May 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 201-5,6,13) “Olson, Christian”

OLESON, Christian

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OLESON, Christian

IL 1st Lt Arty New Battery A. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 38. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted for one year on 15 Oct 1864. Mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 15 Jul 1865 at Chicago. Sources: (ILSA reel 16 p13)

OLESON, Christian

DT 1st Cavalry Battalion Co A. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Index of Compiled Service Records, North Dakota Archives, roll 6099)

OLESON, Claus

WI 35th Inf Co I. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Enlisted for three years on 20 Jan 1864 at Christiania. Mustered 30 Jan 1864 at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee. Bounty paid $60 (a portion of amount due). Private. Mustered out 15 Mar 1866 at Brownville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 157-8; red book vol 40)

OLESON, Colburn

DT 1st Cavalry Battalion Co B. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Index of Compiled Service Records, North Dakota Archives, roll 6099)

OLESON, Daniel

WI 6th Inf. Residence: Lewiston, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Carpenter. Age 38. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 21 Sep 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 27-14)

OLESON, Daniel

IL 47th Inf Co K Re-organized. Residence: Algonquin, Mc Henry County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Shoemaker. Age 26. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for three years on 13 Jan 1864 at Algonquin. Mustered 22 Feb 1864 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Transferred to this company from 95th Illinois Regiment, Company I. Mustered out 21 Jan 1866 at Demopolis, Alabama. Absent sick at time of discharge. Sources: (ILSA reel 17 p75)

OLESON, Dingman

IA 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Sumner, Iowa. Born “Drengman Olsen Aakre” on 29 Sep 1839 in Hjartdal, Telemark, Norway, son of Ole Drengmansen Aakre and Aslaug Gunleiksdatter Kroshuus. He came to America with his parents and six siblings on “Lolland”, which sailed from Larvik and arrived in New York on 14 Aug 1848. They came to Muskego Township, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, and moved in 1854 to Lincoln Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Civil War: Age 23. Enlisted 28 Feb 1863. Mustered 28 Feb 1863. Private. Promoted Corporal, 1 Jun 1863. Re-enlisted & re-mustered 5 Jan 1864. Mustered out 20 Jan 1866, Memphis, Tennessee. Post war: Married Christense Andersdatter Turvold. Four children. He became a merchant in Ridgeway, Winneshiek County. He was a member of the Iowa Legislature from 1881 to 1885. He died 30 Mar 1894 and was buried in Lincoln Lutheran Cemetery, Ridgeway. Sources: (ISW-II p507) (Naeseth ’48-1268)

OLESON, Ebrat

See OLSON, Ebrah

OLESON, Edward

IA 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Ossian, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 29. Enlisted 23 Oct 1861. Mustered 5 Nov 1861. Private. Missing in action 6 Apr 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee. Discharged from the service for disability 26 Feb 1863, St Louis, Missouri. Sources: (ISW-II p507)

OLESON, Edward

IA 3rd Inf Co D. Residence: Springfield Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Enlisted 28 Jan 1864. Mustered 2 Mar 1864. Recruit. Private. Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps. “Wounded and absent” from 21 Jul 1864. Transferred into IA 3rd Inf Co C; then to IA 2nd & 3rd Consolidated Inf Co I. Mustered out 18 Jul 1865, Davenport, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-I p423,498) (Decorah Republican, 27 Jul 1865)

OLESON, Edwin H.

WI 5th Inf Co E. Residence: Brooklyn, Green County, Wisconsin. Born “Even Olesen” on the Kjonaas farm in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28. Unmarried. Hazel eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted 2 Apr 1861. Private. Discharged from the service 19 May 1862. Two years later he enlisted for three years on 27 Jul 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Enlistment credited to Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Assigned to WI 8th Inf Co H. Recruit. Private. Was in the battle of Nashville, Tennessee, on 15 & 16 Dec 1864, and at Spanish Fort, Alabama, on 18 Apr 1865. Mustered out 5 Sep 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 39-10; red book vol 13 p150) (e-mail, Michael Kazukiewicz, husband of Oleson’s great great granddaughter. Kaz@isd.net) “Olison, Edwin”

OLESON, Egle

MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co B. Residence: Blooming Grove, Waseca County, Minnesota. Born in Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 14 Oct 1862. Mustered 29 Oct 1862. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 9 Nov 1863. Post war: Died in Waseca County, Minnesota, in 1885. Sources: (MINN p642) (Ulvestad p316) “Olsen, Egil”

OLESON, Ellef

MN 2nd Inf Co H. Residence: Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Substitute. Mustered 26 Nov 1864. Private. Discharged from the service by order on 1 Jul 1865. Post war: Moved to Ottawa, Griggs County, Dakota Territory, in January 1881. Sources: (MINN p102) (MCIW p141) (1885 Dakota Territory Special Census) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59) “Olson, Elef”

OLESON, Elling

IA 13th Inf Co B. Residence: Third Congressional District, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 38. Enlisted 20 Oct 1864. Mustered 20 Oct 1864. Private. Mustered out 21 Jul 1865, Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (ISW-II p663) “Olson, Elling”

OLESON, Embrack

WI 43rd Inf Co D. Residence: Plymouth, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 32. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 1 Sep 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out with his company on 24 Jun 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 178-5,12; red book vol 48; blue book 49)

OLESON, Engeblet

WI 1st Corps (Hancock’s Corps). Residence: Hubbard, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Born in Bolsten, Norway. Civil War: Soldier. Age 21. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 29 Mar 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Deserted from camp 20 May 1865 (Report dated 31 Jul 1865). Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 256-2) “Olsen, Englebert”

OLESON, Englebert

MN 1st Reg Co K. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Enrolled 15 Feb 1865. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 27 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p612) (MCIW p634) (Ulvestad p316) “Olsen, Engebret”

OLESON, Eric

WI 19th Inf Co B. Residence: Houston, Minnesota. Civil War: Age 41. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 11 Jan 1862 at Houston. Mustered 4 Mar 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service for disability at Portsmouth, Virginia, in 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 97-17; red book vol 24)

OLESON, Erick

See OLSON, Erick

OLESON, Erick

MN 4th Inf Co K. Residence: Not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 43. Substitute. Mustered 7 Dec 1864. Private. Discharged from the service by order 26 Jun 1865. Sources: (MINN p224) (MCIW p241)

OLESON, Erick

WI 50th Inf Co C. Residence: Argyle, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 42. Blue eyes, light hair, florid complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 18 Feb 1865 at Argyle. Mustered 9 Mar 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 195-4)

OLESON, Erick

Civil War: Post war: Died at age 80 on 3 Nov 1920 and is buried in the Arlington Cemetery at Arlington, South Dakota. Sources: (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Brookings County)

OLESON, Erick

WI 31st Inf Co G. Residence: York, Greene County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted for three years on 4 Oct 1862 at Monroe, Wisconsin. Mustered 24 Dec 1862 at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 8 Jul 1865 near Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 145-14; red book vol 36) “Olson, Errick”

OLESON, Errick

MN 9th Inf Co D. Residence: St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota. Born in Norway; military records list Sweden. Civil War: Age 33. Enrolled 19 Aug 1862. Mustered 23 Sep 1862. Private. Promoted to Corporal. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 24 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p426) (MCIW p445) (Ulvestad p265) “Olsen, Eric”

OLESON, Evan

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. The Lake Prairie Rangers of the First Sub-district, 1st Battalion Special Volunteers, State Militia; organized in Nicollet County, Minnesota, during the Indian War of 1862. Service dates unknown. Sergeant. Sources: (MCIW p799) (Ulvestad p260) “Olsen, Evan”.

OLESON, Even

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. The St. Peter Guards, organized 19 Aug 1862, and served 8 days. This company was at the second Battle of New Ulm, Minnesota. Private. Sources: (MCIW p769)

OLESON, Even

WI 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 28. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 24 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 11 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered out at Clarksville, Texas, on 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 32)

OLESON, Ever

WI 22nd Inf Co I. Residence: Spring Valley, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 45. Enlisted for three years on 13 Aug 1862 at Avon, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Sep 1862 at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service for disability on 7 Dec 1863 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 111-14; red book vol 27) “Olson, Ever”

OLESON, Ever

WI 48th Inf Co G. Residence: Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 42. A mason. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 14 Feb 1865 at Bloomer, Wisconsin. Mustered 13 Mar 1865 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. From 14 Jun 1865, through 30 June, he was absent on detached service at Turkey Creek Mills, near Fort Scott, Kansas, building bridges. Mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 30 Dec 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 191-24; red book vol 53) “Olson, Evan”

OLESON, Evin

MN 3rd Inf Co D. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 45. Enrolled 4 Nov 1861. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service for disability 24 Aug 1863. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Highland, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Sources: (MINN p138) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22)

OLESON, Frank

MN 4th Inf Co D. Residence: Bratsburg, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Substitute. Mustered 22 Dec 1864. Private. Mustered out 19 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p183) (MCIW p225)

OLESON, Gabriel

MN 3rd Inf Co D. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 28. Enrolled 4 Oct 1861. Mustered 4 Nov 1861. Private. Discharged from the service for disability 7 Feb 1862. Sources: (MINN p138) (MCIW p185)

OLESON, George

WI 14th Inf Co D. Residence: (Unreadable; looks like Hud or Alice), Portage County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Blue eyes, brown hair, sandy complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Dec 1863 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered 31 Dec 1863. Recruit. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 70-13)

OLESON, George

WI 42nd Inf Co A. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born “Jørgen Olsen Steensland” on 28 Sep 1821 in Torrisdal, Drangedal, Norway, the son of Olav Baerulfsen Vraalstad and Marte Jørgensdatter Lone. He came to America in 1843, to the Muskego settlement in Wisconsin. In 1844, he moved to Ixonia Township, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. He was married about 1848 to Asberg Johanne Elingsdatter Naas (1813-1887), who had had two previous husbands. About 1856 he was farming near Scandinavia, Waupaca County. Civil War: Farmer. Age 44. Married. Blue eyes, auburn hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 24 Aug 1864 at Waupaca, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Corporal. Promoted to Sergeant. Died of disease in a military hospital at Cairo, Illinois, 12 Mar 1865, and is buried in the National Cemetery, Mounds City, Illinois. Lars Jorgensen, which see, was his adopted son. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 176-2,14; red book vol 47) (Love p1119) (Marwin Wrolstad, Scandinavia, Wisconsin.) (Ulvestad p266) (Naeseth ’43-1758) “Wrolstad, Jorgen Olsen” “Wraalstad, Jorgen”

OLESON, George

WI 14th Inf Co B. Residence: Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Born “Jørgen Olsen Jomfruland” on 21 Apr 1842 in Drangedal, Norway, a son of Ole Olsen Jomfruland Vraalstad and Aashild Jonsdatter Sneeaas. He came to America with his parents and two brothers, Ole and Jøhn, on “Aeolus”, which sailed from Havre, France, and arrived in New York on 28 Aug 1843. They lived the first year in the Muskego, Wisconsin, settlement. In 1844 they moved to Ixonia Township, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, and in 1856, they moved to New Hope, where they were living when the war began. Civil War: Age 22. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, sandy complexion, 5’8½” Enlisted for three years on 31 Dec 1863 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Took part in the Red River expedition in 1864, and the battle for Nashville, 15 Dec 1864. Discharged from the service 31 May 1865. Post war: Became a carpenter and sawmill operator. He was married on 16 Nov 1870 to Paulina Stianson (1846-1930). Died in Iola, Wisconsin, 13 Feb 1899. Buried at New Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Iola, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS red book vol 19, p40) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (email, Marwin Wrolstad mojo@gglbbs.com) (Naeseth ’43-1638) “Wrolstad, Jørgen Olsen”

OLESON, George

WI 6th Inf Co D. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 18. Blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion, 5’6”. Enrolled for one year on 4 Apr 1865 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as a substitute for Hendrik Heinen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mustered 5 Apr 1865 at Milwaukee. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 27-13; red book vol 11 p84)

OLESON, Gilbert

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co L. Residence: Iosco township, Waseca County, Minnesota. Born in Eidsvold, Norway, 14 Jan 1835, son of Ole Christofferson Elstad (Kinn) and (Ingeborg) Maria Davidsdatter. He is a brother of John Oleson, who served in the same unit. Married in Perry, Wisconsin, in 1856 to Martha Gulbrandsdatter Anderson. Fifteen children, eight lived to adulthood. Civil War: Age 29. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’8½”. Enrolled 6 Feb 1865 at Faribault, Minnesota. Mustered 16 Feb 1863 at Fort Snelling. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 27 Sep 1865, at Nashville, Tennessee. Post war: Died 20 Dec 1903 in Waseca County. Sources: (MINN p617) (MCIW p636) (DCHS) (Barbara Keen, Stacy, Minnesota Bkeen55079@aol.com)

OLESON, Gilbert

IA 38th Inf Co D. Residence: Dubuque County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 3 Oct 1864. Mustered 6 Oct 1864. Private. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated, Company H, 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V p467,904)

OLESON, Gilmore

MN 5th Inf Co K. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 28. Drafted. Mustered 7 Jul 1864. Private. Absent sick at Memphis, Tennessee, on day his regiment was discharged from the service. Sources: (MINN p271) (MCIW p299)

OLESON, Golek

WI 50th Inf Co ?. Residence: Jefferson, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 37. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 11 Apr 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Transferred to the 50th regiment from WI 53rd Inf Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 195-13)

OLESON, Goodman

WI 14th Inf. Residence: Bergen, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 40. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 21 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. “Last paid” as a member of WI 17th Co A. Discharged from the service 2 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-14; red book vol 22, p20) “Olson, Goodsell”

OLESON, Gulick

IA 21st Inf Co I. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 31. Enlisted 19 Jan 1864. Mustered 19 Jan 1864. Private. Died of disease 24 Dec 1864, Memphis, Tennessee. Buried Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee; section 2, grave 376. Sources: (ISW-III p525) “Olson, Gulick”

OLESON, Gunif

WI 50th Inf Co E. Residence: Leeds, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 40. Blue eyes, black hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 15 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 20 Feb 1865 at Madison. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 195-6)

OLESON, Gustav

WI 6th Inf. Residence: Portland, Monroe County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 10 Nov 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 27-14)

OLESON, Gutram

WI 16th Inf Co G. Residence: Blue Mounds, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 30. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’9¼”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Joined this company on 8 Nov 1864. Discharged from the service 5 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 80-18; red book vol 21 p156) (RWV2 p40)

OLESON, Hadley

MN 7th Inf Co A. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 4 Sep 1864. Mustered 14 Sep 1864. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 16 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p326) (MCIW p371)

OLESON, Halga

MN 1st Reg Co C. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 34. Enrolled 17 Oct 1864. Mustered 18 Oct 1864. Private. Transferred to Co D on 7 Jul 1865. Discharged from the service with D Company 27 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p580, 586) (MCIW p620, 622)

OLESON, Halva

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. The St. Peter Guards, organized 19 Aug 1862, and served 8 days. This company was at the second Battle of New Ulm, Minnesota. Private. From Nicollet County, Minnesota. Sources: (MCIW p769) (Ulvestad p316) “Olsen, Halvor”

OLESON, Halver

WI 49th Inf Co K. Residence: Darien, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 35. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 13 Feb 1865 at Delavan, Wisconsin. Mustered 16 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. On the 31 Oct 1865 muster roll, he is listed as sick in Wisconsin, following surgery. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 193-12,13,28). “Olson, Halver”

OLESON, Halver

MN 1st Battalion Inf Co F. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 37. Enrolled 20 Mar 1865. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p554) (MCIW p75)

OLESON, Halver

MN 2nd Cav Co B. Residence: Lake Prairie, Nicollet County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Enrolled 11 Dec 1863. Mustered 24 Dec 1863. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 1 Dec 1865. Sources: (MINN p716) (MCIW p555)

OLESON, Hans

MN 10th Inf Co F. Residence: Byron, Waseca County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 24 Sep 1862. Private. Killed 16 Dec 1864, in the battle of Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (MINN p480) (MCIW p481) (Ulvestad p316) “Olsen, Hans”

OLESON, Hans

WI 3rd Inf Co H. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 39. Gray eyes, brown hair, flush complexion, 5’6”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 22 Nov 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 18 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 9 p162)

OLESON, Hans

IL 13th Inf Co F. Residence: Cortland, De Kalb County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 34. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 24 May 1861 at Dixon, Illinois. Mustered the same day. Private. Died of disease on 2 Nov 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (ILSA reel 1 p23)

OLESON, Hans

WI 12th Inf Co C. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 17 Sep 1840 in Romerike, Norway, a son of husmann Ole Hansen Hofseteie and Ronnaug Margrete Pedersdatter Rolstadeie. Civil War: Age 22. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, sandy hair, rosy complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted 30 Sep 1861. Private. Promoted to Corporal 5 Oct 1863. Re-enlisted for three years and re-mustered on 2 Jan 1864 at Natchez, Mississippi. While on home leave on 13 Apr 1864 he married Marthea Jacobsdatter. Promoted to Sergeant 1 Feb 1865. Mustered out 16 Jul 1865. Naturalized 13 Dec 1865. Post war: Adopted the surname “Grinder”. Died 5 Jan 1905 at Daleyville, Wisconsin; his widow, Marthea, died 7 Mar 1931. Sources: (WHS red book vol 17, p48) (“Civil War Diary of Hans Olson Grinder”, by Albert O. Grender, priv. Publ. 1993) (“The Grinder Family” by Albet O. Grender, priv publ 1995) “Grinder, Hans”

OLESON, Hans

WI 8th Inf Co H. From Dunkirk, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4¾”. Enlisted for one year on 5 Sep 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Was in the battle of Nashville, Tennessee, 15 & 16 Dec 1864. Discharged from the service 13 May 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 39-13; red book vol 13 p150)

OLESON, Hans P.

MN 6th Inf Co A. Residence: St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Born in Helle Prestegjeld, Kragero, Norway. Civil War: Age 28. Enrolled 29 Jul 1862. Mustered 1 Oct 1862. Private. Transferred to the 3rd Minnesota Battery, 1 May 1863. Found dead near Fort Ridgely, Minnesota, 25 Mar 1864. Sources: (MINN p279, 803) (MCIW p331,679) (Ulvestad p316) “Olsen, Hans”

OLESON, Harvey L.

MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co K. Residence: Blue Earth City, Faribault County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 25 Oct 1862. Mustered 10 Dec 1862. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 10 Dec 1863. Sources: (MINN p673)

OLESON, Henry

WI 34th Inf Co A. Residence: Coon, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 35. Enrolled for nine months on 15 Nov 1862 at Viroqua, Wisconsin. Mustered 2 Dec 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Deserted at Chicago, 31 Jan 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 155-2,4; red book vol 39) “Olsen, Henry”

OLESON, Henry

WI 38th Inf Co C. Residence: Argyle, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 26 Mar 1864 at Argyle. Mustered 15 Apr 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Wounded in action at Petersburg, Virginia, 17 Jun 1864. Discharged for disability due to his wounds on 15 Jun 1865. Post war: Buried at East Wiota, Woodford, Wisconsin; stone reads “1845 – 1900”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 170-5; red book vol 43) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) “Olson, Henry”

OLESON, Henry

WI 37th Inf Co K. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 38. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 6’. Drafted and enrolled 29 Sep 1864 at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Privae. Discharged after 20 May 1865. The wife of “Henry Olson” applied for state aid of $5 per month in March, 1865. Lieut. Meredith Whitt, commanding Co K of the Wisc 37th, replied that “Henry Oleson enlisted Sept 29th 1864 at Prairie du Chien, Wis., and mustered into U. S. Service Sept 29th 1864, joined this Co. for duty on the 7th day of December 1864 and is now present with the company.” Sources: (WHS red book vol 42) [See Oleson, Henry, of the WI 6th Inf The pension applicant may have been the wife of that man.]

OLESON, Henry

WI 6th Inf. Residence: Adams, Green County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 29 Sep 1864 at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 27-14, 167-15) [See record of Henry Oleson of the WI 37th Inf Co K.]

OLESON, Ira

WI 16th Inf Co D. Residence: Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Carpenter. Age 29. Married. Blue eyes, light brown hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 22 Sep 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Mustered out 2 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 80-14; red book vol 21 p94) (RWV2 p40) “Oleson, Iver”

OLESON, Isaac

WI 23rd Inf Co G. Residence: Elba, Wisconsin. Civil War: Married. Age 30. Enlisted 14 Aug 1862 at Columbus, Wisconsin. Mustered 30 Aug 1862. Private. Left in hospital at Covington, Kentucky, 8 Oct 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-13)

OLESON, Ivan

WI 27th Inf Co D. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 40. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 7 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 still due at muster out. Recruit. Private. Joined the company from recruiting depot on 27 Dec 1864. Mustered out with company on 14 Jul 1865 at Clarksville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-14, 130-6, 131-10; red book vol 32) “Oleson, Swen”

OLESON, Iver

WI 8th Inf Co I. Residence: Jackson, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 29. Farmer. Blue eyes, sandy hair, sandy complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Sep 1861 at La Crosse and mustered 22 Sep 1861. Private. Saw action at Fredericktown, Missouri, 21 Oct 1861. Wounded in his neck at Farmington 3 May 1862. Saw action at Iuka 13, 16, 19 Sep 1862. Killed in action at Corinth, Mississippi, on 3 Oct 1862, a gunshot to his head. Sources: (WHS red book vol 13 p 172) (Love p1068) “Olson, Iver”

OLESON, Iver

WI 45th Inf Co F. Residence: Bristol, Dane County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Springfield, Dane County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Unmarried. Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’7½” Enlisted for one year on 23 Jan 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 183-7; red book vol 50)

OLESON, J.

WI 12th Inf Co A. Civil War: Private. Killed in action at Atlanta 21 Jul 1864. Probably an error. Oleson was reported living afterward and he was reported by a comrade to have been a prisoner of war. Sources: (Love p1076)

OLESON, Jacob

IL 39th Inf Co K. Residence: Marseilles, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 27. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9½”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Sep 1861 at Marseilles. Mustered 11 Oct 1861 at Chicago, Illinois. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran for three years on 1 Jan 1864 at Hilton Head, South Carolina. Re-mustered there 25 Jan 1864. Wounded and captured 16 May 1864 at Drury’s Bluff, Virginia. Paroled in August. Absent sick at Annapolis, Maryland, 16 Aug 1864. No discharge furnished. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p 54,56).

OLESON, Jacob

WI 42nd Inf Co D. Residence: Sugar Creek, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Black Wolf, Winnebago County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 33. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 23 Aug 1864 at Sugar Creek and mustered 6 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Recruit entitled to bounty $100. Private. Discharged for disability on 30 May 1865 at Cairo, Illinois. Post war: Buried at Sugar Creek cemetery, Elkhorn, Wisconsin; stone reads “1832 – 1914”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 176-5,12; 259-13; red book vol 47) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) “Olson, Jacob N”

OLESON, Jacob

WI 44th Inf Co E. Residence: Iola, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Royalton, Waupaca County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 38. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 29 Dec 1863 at Green Bay, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sick in hospital at Nashville, Tennessee. Sick in hospital at Madison, Wisconsin, since 4 Aug 1865. Discharged 10 Aug 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 180-7; red book vol 49; blue book)

OLESON, Jacob

WI Lt Arty 8th Battery. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 16 Oct 1861 at Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Mustered 8 Jan 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Designated Corporal on 1 Jan 1862. Sick in a hospital at Jacinto, Mississippi, on 8 Aug 1862. Died there, date unknown. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 239-4,7; red book vol 5)

OLESON, Jacob

IA 9th Inf Co H. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 28. Enlisted 1 Mar 1864. Mustered 17 Mar 1864. Private. Died 7 Oct 1864 at Chicago, Illinois. Sources: (ISW-II p102) “Olson, Jacob”

OLESON, Jacob

WI 23rd Inf Co D. Residence: Pleasant Spring, Wisconsin. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 35. Enlisted 15 Aug 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 30 Aug 1862. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-13)

OLESON, James

DT 1st Cavalry Battalion Co B. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Index of Compiled Service Records, North Dakota Archives, roll 6099)

OLESON, Jens

WI 49th Inf Co I. Civil War: Post war: Buried at Riverside cemetery, Stoughton, Wisconsin. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg)

OLESON, Jens

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co D. Residence: Arndahl, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 37. Enrolled 27 Sep 1864. Mustered 8 Oct 1864. Private. Discharged from the service 20 Jun 1865. Sources: (MINN p584) (MCIW p622) (“History of Fillmore County”, publ 1912, p153)

OLESON, Johannes

WI Hv Arty Co H. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 41. Blue eyes, light hair, ruddy complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 31 Aug 1864 at Green Bay, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Mustered out with his company on 26 Jun 1865 at Washington DC. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 245-9; red book vol 6) (History of the town of Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, publ. 2002 p 4-19)

OLESON, John

IL 23rd Inf Co F Consolidated. Residence: Not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 15 Mar 1865 at Chicago, Illinois, and mustered there on 24 Mar 1865. Bounty $100. Private. Mustered out with his Company on 24 Jul 1865 at Richmond, Virginia. Sources: (ILSA reel 17 p41)

OLESON, John

IL Lt Arty Cogswells Battery. Residence: Leland, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10¼”. Enlisted for three years on 28 Oct 1861 at Leland. Mustered 12 Nov 1861 at Ottawa, Illinois. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran for three years on 2 Jan 1864 at Boyd’s Station, Alabama. Re-mustered 6 Apr 1864 at Huntsville, Alabama. Killed 11 Apr 1864 at Huntsville, by the explosion of a cannon. Sources: (ILSA reel 18 p25, 27)

OLESON, John

MN 5th Inf Co C. Residence: Jackson County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Enrolled 14 Mar 1862. Mustered 18 Mar 1862. Private. Died 21 May 1863 at Duckport, Louisiana. Sources: (MINN p242) (MCIW p287)

OLESON, John

MN 1st Battalion Inf Co H. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 28 Mar 1865. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p561) (MCIW p77)

OLESON, John

MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co H. Residence: Faribault, Rice County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 28. Enrolled 12 Nov 1862. Mustered 5 Dec 1862. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 24 Nov 1863. Sources: (MINN p665) (MCIW p536)

OLESON, John

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co D. Residence: Brattsburg, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 42. Enrolled 26 Sep 1864. Mustered 9 Oct 1864. Private. Discharged from the service 20 Jun 1865. Sources: (MINN p584) (MCIW p622) (“History of Fillmore County”, publ 1912, p153)

OLESON, John

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co L. Residence: Waseca, Waseca County, Minnesota. Born in Eidsvold, Norway, 14 Jan 1845, son Ole Christofferson Kinn and (Ingeborg) Marie Davidsdatter. Came to Wisconsin in 1854, moved to Minnesota in 1857. Civil War: Eyes blue, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 6 Feb 1865 at Faribault, Minnesota. Mustered 11 Feb 1865 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Was in the general hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on 27 Apr 1865 to at least 16 May 1865, also July and August, 1865. Discharged from the service 6 Sep 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Post war: Lived in Waseca County. Died 11 Jan 1940 of pneumonia. John is a brother of Gilbert Oleson, who served in the same company. Sources: (Barbara Keen, Stacy, Minnesota; Bkeen55079@aol.com) (Waseca, Minnesota, Journal, 17 Jan 1940)

OLESON, John

MN 1st Reg Co M. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Enrolled 7 Feb 1865. Mustered 16 Feb 1865. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 27 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p623) (MCIW p638)

OLESON, John

MN 2nd Cav Co I. Residence: Winona, Winona County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Enrolled 26 Nov 1863. Mustered 4 Jan 1864. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 22 Nov 1865. Sources: (MINN p744) (MCIW p566)

OLESON, John

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. The Lake Prairie Rangers of the First Sub-district, 1st Battalion Special Volunteers, State Militia; organized in Nicollet County during the Indian War of 1862. Service dates unknown. Private. Sources: (MCIW p799) (Ulvestad p317)

OLESON, John

WI 1st Inf Co F. Residence: Park (Rush?) River, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years at St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, 10 Sep 1861. Mustered at Milwaukee in October 1861. Private. Deserted at Bowling Green, Kentucky, on 17 Sep 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 2; red book vol 7)

OLESON, John

WI 3rd Inf Co F. Residence: Boscobel, Grant County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 6’. Enlisted for three years on 6 May 1861 at Boscobel. Mustered 29 Jun 1861 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Private. Engaged at Winchester, Virginia; Cedar Mountain, Virginia. Killed at Antietam, Maryland, on 17 Sep 1862. Sources: (WHS red book vol 9 p120) (WLCW p13) (Love p1060)

OLESON, John

WI 3rd Inf Co G. Civil War: Age 38. Enrolled 1 Jul 1861 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 11)

OLESON, John

WI 3rd Inf Co _. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 39. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 19 Nov 1864. Private. Regimental clerk wrote that Oleson “never joined the regiment; permanent garrison at Fort Randall, Madison, Wis”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 12-2)

OLESON, John

WI 8th Inf Co I. Civil War: Private. Died of disease at Farmington on 30 Jun 1862. Sources: (Love p1070)

OLESON, John

WI 11th Inf Co K. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Volunteer recruit. Enlisted for three years on 22 Feb 1864 at Green Bay, Wisconsin. Bounty $300. Private. Died of disease on 6 Apr 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 52-13) (WLCW p55)

OLESON, John

WI 15th Inf Co Unknown. Civil War: Enrolled on 22 Feb 1864. No record that he was assigned to a company. Sources: (History of the town of Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, publ. 2002 p 4-19)

OLESON, John

WI 22nd Inf Co B. Residence: Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Wisconsin. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 18. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4½”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Beloit. Mustered 1 Sep 1862 at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Died of disease in Danville prison on 30 Jun 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 111-14; red book vol 27) (Love p1094) [Red book states he died at Danville, Kentucky, on 30 Jan 1863.]

OLESON, John

IA 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Freeport, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 21 Oct 1861. Mustered 5 Nov 1861. Private. Missing in action 6 Apr 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee. Mustered out 20 Jan 1866, Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (ISW-II)

OLESON, John

WI Permanent Guard at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin. Civil War: Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 25 Sep 1864 at Richwood, Richland County, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 254-2)

OLESON, John

IA 12th Inf Co B. Residence: Dubuque, Iowa. Born in 1835 in Leksviken, Norway, on the Landsem farm. He was a son of Ole and Margaret Landsom. Civil War: Age 26. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted 23 Nov 1861. Mustered 23 Nov 1861. Private. Missing in battle 6 Apr 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee. Wounded and taken prisoner at Shiloh. Held at Montgomery, Alabama. Paroled 17 Oct 1862 at Aiken’s Landing, Virginia, and sent to St. Louis, Missouri. Formally exchanged on 19 Nov 1862. Mustered out 30 Nov 1864, expiration of term of service. Post war: Lived in Spring Grove, Minnesota. Died in Houston, Texas, in 1897. Brothers: Iver & Lorentz Landsem. Sources: (ISW-II p506) (Ulvestad p303) (“Landsom Family History”, 19 Feb 1994, copy furnished by Milford Landsom, Spring Grove, Minnesota) “Olston, John” “Landsom, John” “Olson, John”

OLESON, John

WI 53rd Inf Co D. Residence: Hixton, Jackson County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 29. Blue eyes, brown hair, flushed complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 22 Mar 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Corporal. Transferred on 10 Jun 1865 at Pleasant Hill, Missouri, into the WI 51st. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 198-13; 201-5,6)

OLESON, John

WI 22nd Inf Co B. Residence: Clyde, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 39. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Drafted and enrolled for one year on 19 Nov 1864. Private. His unit, while in North Carolina on 30 Apr 1865, was assigned to become permanent guard at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin. “Never joined command.” Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 254-1; red book vol 27)

OLESON, John

WI 42nd Inf Co A. Residence: New Hope, Portage County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Scandinavia, Waupaca County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 27 Aug 1864 at Waupaca, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Mustered out 20 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 176-2,14; red book vol 47) “Olson, John”

OLESON, Julius

WI 11th Inf Co A. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted for three years on 18 Oct 1861 at Prescott, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 52-3)

OLESON, Julius O.

WI 12th Inf Co A. Residence: Martill, Pierce County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’10½”. Enlisted for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at Natchez. Mustered the same day. Private. Note on Red Book entry reads: “Died at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, 18 Apr 1864. Was mounted 21 Jul, dropped from company roster and supposed to have been killed and buried by the enemy. Lost an arm. Never taken up on rolls since 21 Jul 1864. Was a vet.” Sources: (WHS red book vol 17, p18)

OLESON, Karl

IA 3rd Inf Co D. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Emigrated from Norway in 1858. Civil War: Age 23. Enlisted 20 May 1861. Mustered 8 Jun 1861. Private. Re-enlisted 13 Feb 1864, re-mustered 11 Mar 1864. Assigned to Company C, 3rd Veteran Infantry. Transferred into Company I, 2nd & 3rd Veteran Infantry Consolidated, from Company C 3rd Battalion. Was with Sherman on his march to the sea. Mustered out 12 Jul 1865, Louisville, Kentucky. Post war: Married in 1866 to Ingeborg Simonsdatter. In 1868, he and his wife and their small son moved to Christiania township in Jackson County, Minnesota. Sources: (ISW-I p365,424,498) (Decorah Republican, 27 Jul 1865) (Winneshiek County Marriage Records) (Jackson County History) “Olson, Carl”

OLESON, Knud

WI 45th Inf Co F. Residence: Springfield, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted for one year on 23 Jan 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 183-8)

OLESON, Knud

WI 15th Inf Co G. Residence: Dunkirk, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 35. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 16 Jan 1864 at Pleasant Springs, Dane County. Mustered 9 Mar 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sick at Nashville, Tennessee, since 11 Jun 1864. Transferred to WI 13th Inf Co I on 11 Jun 1865. No discharge given or muster out of Company I. Sources: (WHS red book vol 18, p180)

OLESON, Knud

MN Lt Arty 2nd Battery. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 29. Enrolled 2 Sep 1864. Mustered 2 Sep 1864. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service with the battery, 16 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p798) (MCIW p668)

OLESON, Knud

WI 45th Inf Co B. Residence: Liberty, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 29. Married. Brown eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for one year on 7 Oct 1864 at Liberty. Mustered 4 Nov 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 183-3; red book vol 50) “Olson, Knud”

OLESON, Knud

WI 25th Inf Co F. Residence: Neshonoc, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 32. Blue eyes, light brown hair, sandy complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty paid $60. Private. Died of diarrhea at Rome, Georgia, on 10 Jul 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 183-3; red book vol 30) (Love p1100)

OLESON, Knudt

MN 7th Inf Co E. Residence: Preble, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Mustered 24 Sep 1862. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 16 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p341) (MCIW p378, 693) (“History of Fillmore County”, publ 1912, p150)

OLESON, Knudt

WI 11th Inf Co E. Residence: Moscow, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 32. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’7½”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 14 Mar 1865 at Moscow. Private. Mustered out 4 Sep 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 52-13; red book vol 16) “Oleson, Knut”

OLESON, Knut N.

WI 22nd Inf Co I. Residence: Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 22. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Clinton. Mustered 1 Sep 1862 at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Was sick in a hospital on 1 Jun 1864; returned to company on 15 Sep 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 111-14; red book vol 27) “Olson, Knut”

OLESON, Kuls

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co D. Residence: Spring Grove, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Enrolled 1 Oct 1864. Mustered 13 Oct 1864. Private. Died 5 Jan 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (MINN p584) (MCIW p622) (Ulvestad p319) (“History of Fillmore County”, publ 1912, p153) “Oleson, Truls” “Olsen, Kuls”

OLESON, Lars

WI 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 34. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 26 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 19 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Discharged for disability 20 Mar 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas. Sources: (WHS red book vol 32)

OLESON, Lars

WI 16th Inf Co G. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 43. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’3½”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Joined this company 8 Nov 1864. Was on the march through Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia and into Washington DC. Discharged from the service 5 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 80-18; red book vol 21 p156)

OLESON, Lars

WI 37th Inf Co F. Residence: Peru, Dunn County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Unmarried. Gray eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 31 Mar 1864 at Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin. Mustered 19 Apr 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Taken prisoner 30 Jul 1864 in front of Petersburg, Virginia. Died of disease while a prisoner of war. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 167-8; red book vol 42) (Love p1118)

OLESON, Lars

MN 9th Inf Co D. Residence: Lake Prairie, Nicollet County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 19 Aug 1862. Mustered 23 Sep 1862. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 24 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p426) (MCIW p445)

OLESON, Lars

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Burke, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Strejen (sic), Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Burke. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged for disability on 17 Dec 1862 at St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (WHS red book vol 32)

OLESON, Lever

WI 1st Cav Co A. Born in Wisconsin. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’2½”. Enlisted for one year on 15 Aug 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin, as a substitute for Albert Bowker; his enlistment credited to Montrose, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day into the Wisconsin 28th Infantry Regiment and assigned to the 1st Cavalry. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 202-3) “Oleson, Sever”

OLESON, Levor

WI 43rd Inf Co I. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Farmer. Age 44. Married. Blue eyes, black hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 27 Aug 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 12 Sep 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out with his company on 24 Jun 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 178-10; red book vol 48; blue book 49)

OLESON, Lewis

WI Lt Arty 4th Battery. Residence: Beloit, Wisconsin. Civil War: Enlisted for three years on 12 Sep 1861. Private. On 31 Oct 1863, he was sick in the U. S. general Hospital in Hampton, Virginia. On 24 Mar 1864, he returned from his re-enlistment furlough. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 233-8,9,11)

OLESON, Lewis

WI 14th Inf. Residence: Martell, Pierce County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 36. Blue eyes, light hair, sandy complexion, 5’8”, Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 23 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. “Last paid” as a member of WI 17th Inf Co A. Discharged from the service 2 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-14; red book vol 22, p20)

OLESON, Lewis

MN 1st Battalion Inf Co H. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Enrolled 30 Mar 1865. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p561) (MCIW p77)

OLESON, Louis

WI 23rd Inf Co K. Residence: Spring Green, Wisconsin. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 21. Enlisted 13 Aug 1862 at Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. Mustered 30 Aug 1862. Private. Died of wounds at Fort Hindman, Arkansas, on 12 Jan 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-13) (Love p1095)

OLESON, Ludwig

MN 10th Inf Co E. Residence: Preble, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 31. Enrolled 18 Aug 1862. Mustered 13 Oct 1862. Private. Deserted 20 Oct 1862. Sources: (MINN p475) (MCIW p479) (“History of Fillmore County”, publ 1912, p152)

OLESON, Mads

WI 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 35. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 20 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 7 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Recruit. Private. Joined from recruiting depot on 22 Dec 1864. Mustered out at Clarksville, Texas, on 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-14, 130-12; red book vol 32)

OLESON, Martin

WI 13th Inf Co H. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Skien, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 14 Oct 1861 at Whitewater. Mustered 2 Nov 1861 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 23 Jan 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. Bounty $400. Mustered 30 Jan 1864. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-15; red book vol 18, p160) “Olson, Martin”

OLESON, Martin

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Berlin, Waushara County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 35. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Sep 1864 at Berlin. Mustered 4 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Transferred to WI 13th Inf Co I on 11 Jun 1865. Mustered out on 29 Jul 1865 at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS red book vol 18, p180)

OLESON, Martin

WI 12th Inf Co C. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 4 Oct 1842 in Romerike, Norway, a younger brother of Hans Oleson, of the same regiment and company. (See him). Civil War: Age 21. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’9½”. Enlisted early October 1861. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 1 Jan 1864 at Natchez, Mississippi. Wounded severely in his arm on 21 Jul 1864, said to have taken a musket ball through his left wrist. Transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps. Mustered out 11 Aug 1865. Post war: Married in 1866 to Anne Svenson Askland. He second married Kari Nielson Mitheus. Sources: (WHS red book vol 17, p48) (“Civil War Diary of Hans Olson Grinder”, by Albert O. Grender, priv. Publ. 1993)

OLESON, Martin

WI 47th Inf Co D. Residence: Sugar Creek, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 34. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 7 Feb 1865 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Detailed as company cook in Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 188-5,15; red book vol 52) “Olson, Martin”

OLESON, Martin E.

IA 3rd Inf Co D. Residence: Frankville, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 20 May 1861. Mustered 8 Jun 1861. Private. Wounded seriously 5 Oct 1862 at Hatchie River, in the battle of Matamora, Tennessee. Died of wounds 17 Oct 1862 at Boliver, Tennessee. Sources: (ISW-I p365) (Decorah Republican, 27 Jul 1865) “Shegrud, Martin” “Olson, Martin”

OLESON, Matheas

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Valdahl (sic), Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10½”. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Christiania. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Promoted to Corporal 26 Jan 1863. Died of disease on 21 Nov 1863 at Christiania, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS red book vol 32)

OLESON, Mathias

Civil War: Post war: In June 1882, this man, while living at Chasburgh, Vernon County, Wisconsin, was granted a pension of $2 a month because of a wound to his left leg. Sources: (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.)

OLESON, Michael

WI 14th Inf. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 40. Blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion, 5’4”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 29 Sep 1864 at Gibson, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. “Last paid” as a member of WI 17th Inf Co A. Discharged from the service 2 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-14; red book vol 22, p20)

OLESON, N.

WI 27th Inf Co H. Civil War: Private. Left sick at Duvall’s Bluff, Arkansas, 29 Aug 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 129-19)

OLESON, N. Ole

MN 2nd Inf Co H. Residence: Holt, Winona County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted as a Substitute. Mustered 9 Nov (or 7 Mar) 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 11 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p102) (MCIW p141) “Oleson, Ole N.”

OLESON, Navi

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co H. Residence: Winnebago City, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 32. Enrolled 8 Feb 1865. Mustered 15 Feb 1865. Private. Discharged from the service on order from the War Department, 15 May 1865. Sources: (MINN p604) (MCIW p630)

OLESON, Nels

MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co I. Residence: Spring Valley, Olmsted County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 33. Enrolled 6 Nov 1862. Mustered 1 Dec 1862. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 1 Dec 1863. Sources: (MINN p669) (MCIW p538) “Oleson, Nelse”

OLESON, Nels

MN 9th Inf Co H. Civil War: Residence: Carver, Carver County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 33. Enrolled 22 Aug 1862. Mustered 27 Oct 1862. Corporal. Promoted to Sergeant. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 24 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p440) (MCIW p450) (Ulvestad p260) “Olsen, Nels”

OLESON, Nels

WI 1st Cav Co F. Civil War: Private. Died of disease on 17 Oct 1862 at St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (Love p1124)

OLESON, Nels

WI 8th Inf Co H. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 45. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 6’1½”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Sep 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Was in the battles of Fredericktown, Missouri; 21 Oct 1861; Mississippi River Island No. 10 in Apr 1862; Farmington, Mississippi, 9 May 1862; and Corinth, Mississippi, 28 May 1862. Died of disease at Keokuk, Iowa, on 4 Aug 1862. Sources: (WHS red book vol 13 p 150) (Love p1070) “Olson, Nels”

OLESON, Nels

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. The St. Peter Guards, organized 19 Aug 1862, and served 8 days. This company was at the second Battle of New Ulm, Minnesota. Private. Sources: (MCIW p769) (Ulvestad p318)

OLESON, Nels N.

IA 18th Inf Co A. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 15 Jun 1862 as Corporal. Mustered 7 Aug 1862. Promoted Sergeant, 10 Feb 1863. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, 1 Jul 1865. Mustered out 20 Jul 1865, Little Rock, Arkansas. Post war: Moved to Walsh County, Dakota Territory, in April 1880. Was living in Grafton, Walsh County, in 1890. Sources: (ISW-III p190) (1885 Dakota Territory Special Census) (Ulvestad p 258) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, No. 123 roll 59) “Olson, Nels N.” “Nobin, Nels O.” “Noben, N. O.”

OLESON, Nelson

MI 2nd Cav Co E. Residence: Muskegon, Michigan. Civil War: Age 17. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mustered 14 Aug 1862. Private. Joined his company at Louisville, Kentucky, on 25 Sep 1862. Discharged from the service 20 May 1865. Sources: (Michigan Historical Society, Adjutant General’s report vol 32 p 116)

OLESON, Nelson

IL 95th Inf Co E. Civil War: Private. Buried at Jefferson Prairie, Clinton, Wisconsin; stone reads “d. 5 May 1863, aged 25 y, 6 m”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg)

OLESON, Nelson

IL 95th Inf Co K. Residence: Manchester, Boone County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Unmarried. Gray eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 6’1”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Aug 1862 at Poplar Grove, Illinois. Mustered on 4 Sep 1862 at Rockford, Illinois. Private. Discharged from the service for disability on 6 Apr 1863 from a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p42)

OLESON, Newton A.

WI 34th Inf Co C. Residence: Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Born “Knud Olsen Stende” on 25 Sep 1834 at Vang, Oppland, Norway. He came to America with his parents and siblings on “Concordia”, which sailed from Bergen on 12 May 1849 and arrived in New York on 10 Jul 1849. They came to the Port Washington settlement. Civil War: Cooper. Age 28. Married. Blue eyes, red hair, sandy complexion, 5’5½”. Drafted. Enrolled for nine months on 26 Nov 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mustered on 3 Dec 1862 at Milwaukee. Private. Served as Regimental mail carrier. Promoted to Sergeant 6 Mar (or May) 1863. Mustered out with his company on 8 Sep 1863 at Milwaukee. Re-enlisted for three years on 12 Feb 1864 at Milwaukee. Re-enlistment credited to Addison, Washington County. Re-mustered 27 Feb 1864 at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee. Bounty paid $60 (portion of amount due). Assigned to WI 35th Inf Co K. Promoted to First Sergeant on 27 Feb 1864. Transferred to Company C on 9 Mar 1864 as acting Second Lieutenant. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant on 19 Aug 1864 at Little Rock, Arkansas. Re-mustered as an officer of Company C on 16 Sep 1864. Sick at Brownsville, Texas, in December 1864. Sick at Duvall’s Bluff in February 1865. Detached for duty in the Ambulance Corps on 3 Mar 1865. Mustered out on 15 Mar 1866 at Brownsville, Texas. Commissioned First Lieutenant on 17 Mar 1866. Commissioned Captain on 10 Apr 1866. Post war: He was married on 14 Mar 1860 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Anna Rosa Birler (1838-1898). Nine children. The Olesons moved to St. John’s, Michigan, in 1887, and to Washington State in 1887. He died in Detroit, Michigan, 3 Mar 1917, and is buried in Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. John’s, Clinton County, Michigan. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 157-12; red book vol 39,40) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-1325) (Descendant Larry Cartwright, Grand Rapids, Michigan) “Olerun, Newton”

OLESON, Nicholas

MN 3rd Inf Co D. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Mustered 5 Feb 1864. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 2 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p140) (MCIW p185)

OLESON, Niels

MN 1st Battalion Inf Co E. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enrolled 17 Mar 1865. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p551) (MCIW p73)

OLESON, Niels

WI 2nd Cav Co B. Civil War: Age 22. Enrolled 17 Mar 1863 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered 9 May 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee. Private. (This name is red-lined on the muster-in roll.) Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 207-4)

OLESON, Olaus

MN 7th Inf Co E. Civil War: Residence: Newburg, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born in Stedsmo, Norway. Civil War: Age 33. Enrolled 18 Aug 1862. Mustered 24 Sep 1862. Private. Discharged from the service July 1865 from a hospital. Post war: Died in Fillmore County, Minnesota (before 1907). Sources: (MINN p341) (MCIW p378) (Ulvestad p318) (“History of Fillmore County”, publ 1912, p150) “Olsen, Olaus”

OLESON, Olaus

MN Lt Arty 2nd Battery. Residence: Not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enrolled 18 Feb 1864. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service with the Battery, 16 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p798) (MCIW p668)

OLESON, Ole

WI 15th Inf Not assigned to a Company. Civil War: Age 24. Black eyes, black hair, reddish complexion, 5’9”. Farmer. Enlisted for three years on 17 Aug 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, as a substitute for S. D. Hollister of Tomah, Monroe County, Wisconsin. Recruit. Private. Became unfit for service and was discharged from Harvey Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, on 10 Feb 1865. Sources: (Buslett p648) (Meeker)

OLESON, Ole

Born 1839. Civil War: Post war: Died at age 50 in 1889. Buried at St. Peter Cemetery, Orland, South Dakota, lot 2, block 20, grave 1. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Lake County)

OLESON, Ole

IA 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Enlisted 20 Oct 1861. Mustered 6 Nov 1861. Private. Missing in action 6 Apr 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee. Discharged from the service 3 Nov 1862. Sources: (ISW-II p508)

OLESON, Ole

WI 42nd Inf Co A. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 41. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 29 Aug 1864 at Waupaca, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Mustered out 20 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 176-2, 14; red book vol 47) “Olson, Ole”

OLESON, Ole

IL 21st Inf Co K. Residence: Savannah, Carroll County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Hazel eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 28 Mar 1865 at Dixon, Illinois. Mustered the same day. Private. In hospital at New Orleans, Louisiana. No discharge indicated. Sources: (ILSA reel 2 p 52)

OLESON, Ole

Civil War: Post war: Post war: Buried at Heart Prairie, Wisconsin; stone reads “1844 – 1929”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

OLESON, Ole

IL 89th Inf Unassigned recruit. Residence: Leland, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Blue eyes, sandy hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at Chicago and mustered there the same day. Private. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p44)

OLESON, Ole

IL 96th Inf Co K. Residence: Savannah, Carroll County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Hazel eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 28 Mar 1865 at Dixon, Illinois. Mustered there the same day. Private. Transferred to Illinois 21st Infantry, Company K, on 29 Jun 1865. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p84)

OLESON, Ole

WI Hv Arty Co H. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 20. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 31 Aug 1864 at Green Bay, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 245-9; red book vol 6) “Souby, Ole” may be real surname.

OLESON, Ole

MN 2nd Inf Co B. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 31. Enrolled Sep 1865. Private. Post war: Moved from Iowa to Steele County, Dakota Territory, in Jun 1879. Sources: (1885 Census, Dakota Territory).

OLESON, Ole

MN 2nd Inf Co E. Residence: St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Enrolled 5 Jul 1861 and mustered the same day. Private. Re-enlisted 26 Dec 1863. Mustered out 11 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p82) (MCIW p134)

OLESON, Ole

MN 2nd Inf Co H. Residence: Fremont, Winona County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 33. Drafted. Mustered 1 Oct 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 11 Jul 1865. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Choice, Fillmore County, Minnesota. “Ole F. Olson” is buried in Highland Prairie Cemetery, Bratsburg, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Stone reads “Co H 2 Min Reg 11 Oct 1826-11 Sep 1901”. Sources: (MINN p102) (MCIW p141) (KJR) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22)

OLESON, Ole

WI 35th Inf Co A. Residence: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Black eyes, black hair, fair complexion, 5’5½”. Enlisted for three years on 19 Nov 1863 at Milwaukee. Mustered 27 Nov 1863 at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee. Bounty $290. Private. Died of disease at his home in Chudeau, Christiana Township, Dane County, Wisconsin, on 25 Mar 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 157-3; red book vol 40) (Love p1114)

OLESON, Ole

WI Lt Arty 8th Battery. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Lumberman. Age 28. Unmarried. Blue eyes, auburn hair, light complexion, 5’7¾”. Enlisted for three years on 5 Dec 1861 at Eau Pleine, Wisconsin, and mustered 8 Jan 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Sick in Nashville, Tennessee, on 8 Aug 1863. Re-enlisted as a veteran for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee, and re-mustered there on 26 Jan 1864. Bounty $400. On 28 May 1865, he was detached for service at Fortress hospital, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Mustered out 10 Aug 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 239-3,4,6,7,9,12; red book vol 5)

OLESON, Ole

MN 5th Inf Co C. Civil War: Age 18. Mustered in 24 Feb 1862. Private. Died 26 May 1863 at Duckport, Louisiana. Sources: (MCIW p287)

OLESON, Ole

MN 5th Inf Co G. Residence: Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 5 Feb 1862. Mustered 24 Apr 1862. Private. Discharged from the service for disability 14 Nov 1862. Sources: (MINN p257) (MCIW p294)

OLESON, Ole

MN 10th Inf Co F. Residence not shown. Nativity not shown. Civil War: Age 27. Enrolled 28 Feb 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Transferred to Company I on 4 Apr 1864. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 19 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p481, 492) (MCIW p481, 485)

OLESON, Ole

MN 10th Inf Co G. Residence: South Bend, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 14 Sep 1862. Mustered 28 Oct 1862. Private. Died 23 Jul 1864 in Mound City, Illinois. Sources: (MINN p483) (MCIW p483)

OLESON, Ole

MN 1st Battalion Inf Co D. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 17. Enrolled 15 Mar 1865. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 14 Jul 1865. Post war: “Ole S. Olson” of Battle Lake, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, was granted a pension of $2 a month because of a gunshot wound in his left foot. Sources: (MINN p549) (MCIW p72) (Pension List, 1882-3. vol 4 p567) “Olson, Ole”

OLESON, Ole

MN 1st Battalion Inf Co F. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 10 Mar 1865. Mustered 22 Mar 1865. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 14 Jul 1865. Post war: In 1898, when he joined the GAR, he was living in Hayward Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Sources: (MINN p554) (MCIW p75) (FCHS)

OLESON, Ole

WI 13th Inf Co A. Residence: Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4¼”. Volunteer. Enlisted for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Bounty $302. Mustered the same day. Private. Mustered out at Madison, Wisconsin, on 30 Nov 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-14; red book vol 18, p20)

OLESON, Ole

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co D. Residence: Brattsburg, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 38. Enrolled 1 Oct 1864. Mustered 13 Oct 1864. Private. Discharged from the service, 26 May 1865, while absent from the company. Sources: (MINN p584) (MCIW p622) (“History of Fillmore County”, publ 1912, p153)

OLESON, Ole

MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co A. Residence: St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enrolled 27 Sep 1862. Mustered 9 Oct 1862. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 20 Oct 1863. Sources: (MINN p637) (MCIW p526)

OLESON, Ole

WI 44th Inf Co C. Residence: Iola, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Shields, Dodge County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 35. Married. Blue eyes, auburn hair, dark complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 29 Oct 1864 at Waupaca, Wisconsin. Mustered 10 Nov 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sick in hospital at Paducah, Kentucky, since 5 Jul 1865, sent to a hospital in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, and discharged from there on 16 Aug 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 180-4,15; red book vol 49; blue book) “Olson, Ole”

OLESON, Ole

WI 30th Inf Co B. Residence: Ridgeway, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted 19 Aug 1862 at Ridgeway. Mustered 21 Oct 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Was sick at Camp Randall, Madison, from 21 Jun 1863 to Aug 1863. Mustered out 20 Sep 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Post war: In Aug 1889, he was said to be living at Richland, Buffalo County, South Dakota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 140-3,13; red book vol 35) (Larsen p40) “Olson, Ole”

OLESON, Ole

WI 46th Inf Co E. Residence: La Grange, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Whitewater, Walworth County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 8 Feb 1865 at Palmyra, Wisconsin. Mustered 21 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out with this Company on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-6,21; red book vol 51)

OLESON, Ole

WI 17th Inf Co K. Residence: Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 42. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5½”. Enrolled for one year on 29 Oct 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as a substitute for Peter Gassmann of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-13; red book vol 22, p204)

OLESON, Ole

WI 17th Inf. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 35. Blue eyes, sandy hair, sandy complexion, 5’5¼”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 24 Sep 1864 at Vernon, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-13)

OLESON, Ole

MN Brackett’s Cavalry Battalion Co C. Residence: Scott County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 7 Nov 1861. Mustered the same day. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service for disability 8 May 1862. Sources: (MINN p698) (MCIW p591)

OLESON, Ole

WI 16th Inf Co K. Residence: Grafton, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Laborer. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 19 Oct 1861 at Ozaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service for disability on 1 Apr 1862. Sources: (WHS red book vol 21 p214)

OLESON, Ole

IA 4th Inf Co F. Residence: Elkader, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 16 Oct 1864. Mustered 16 Oct 1864. Private. Mustered out 24 Jul 1865, Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (ISW-I p628)

OLESON, Ole

WI 15th Unassigned Recruit. Residence: Cato, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 18 Feb 1864 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Mustered 16 Mar 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13)

OLESON, Ole

IA 3rd Inf Co D. Residence: Springville, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 40. Enlisted 1 Feb 1864. Mustered 2 Mar 1864. Recruit. Private. Transferred to Company C, then into IA 2nd & 3rd Consolidated Infantry, Company I. Mustered out 12 Jul 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (ISW-I p424,498) (Decorah Republican, 27 Jul 1865)

OLESON, Ole

DT 1st Cavalry Battalion Co A. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Index of Compiled Service Records, North Dakota Archives, roll 6099)

OLESON, Ole

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. The Northern Rangers, organized at St. Cloud, Minnesota, 24 Aug 1862, for the relief of Fort Abercrombie. Took part in some of the fights at Abercrombie. Disbanded 14 Oct 1862. Private. Sources: (MCIW p762)

OLESON, Ole

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. Fillmore County Volunteer Mounted Infantry, organized 1 Sep 1862, and served until 6 Oct 1862. This company was in Col. Chas Flandrau’s Expedition for the defense of the southern frontier. Private. Sources: (MCIW p765)

OLESON, Ole

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. The Lake Prairie Rangers of the First Sub-district, 1st Battalion Special Volunteers, State Militia. Organized in Nicollet County during the Indian War of 1862. Private. Service dates unknown. Sources: (MCIW p799)

OLESON, Ole

WI 15th Unassigned Recruit. Residence: Cato, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Feb 1864 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Mustered 16 Mar 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13)

OLESON, Ole

WI 49th Inf Co B. Civil War: Post war: Buried in Fountain cemetery, New Lisbon, Wisconsin; stone reads “1846 – 1920”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg)

OLESON, Ole

WI 14th Inf Co D. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 29. Farmer. Blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion, 5’10”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 31 Dec 1864 at Spring Water, Wisconsin. Mustered that same day at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Private. Was engaged in the Siege of Mobile, Alabama. Sources: (WHS red book vol 19, p82)

OLESON, Ole

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. The 1st Regiment of Minnesota Mounted Volunteers, enlisted at South Bend, Minnesota, during the latter part of September and the early part of October, 1862, to serve three months or during the Indian war. Private. Sources: (MCIW p816)

OLESON, Ole

NY Twelfth Battery. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLESON, Ole

WI 1st Cav Co G. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted for three years on 14 Oct 1861 at Token Creek (near Crawford), Vernon County, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 202-9)

OLESON, Ole

WI 2nd Inf Co E. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born “Skaret” on 30 Dec 1839 in Norway. Civil War: In February 1862 he was detached to the Naval Gunboat Service at Cairo, Illinois, serving aboard “Mound City”. Discharged 13 Nov 1863, by order from the War Department. Sources: (History of the town of Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, publ. 2002 p 4-12) “Halvorson, Ole”

OLESON, Ole

WI 3rd Inf Co G. Civil War: Age 23. Enrolled 20 Apr 1861 at Neenah, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 11)

OLESON, Ole

WI 8th Inf Co I. Residence: Jackson, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 38. Blue eyes, dark brown hair, dark complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at La Crosse, and mustered there 21 Jan 1864. Enlistment credited to Neshonic, Wisconsin. Recruit. Private. In action at De Russy 12 Mar 1864; Jaynes Hill 21 Mar 1864; Pleasant Hill 3 Apr 1864; Old River 22 & 23 Apr 1864; Sugar Mills 4, 6, 7 & 15 May 1864; Monsurean 16 & 17; Yellow Bayou 18th; Chicot 13 Jul; Tupelo 14 & 15; Hurricane Creek; Abbeyville; Nashville 15 & 16 Dec 1864; siege of Spanish Fort Apr 1865. Mustered out 5 Sep 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 39-13; red book vol 13 p 172) “Olson, Oluf”

OLESON, Ole

WI 10th Inf Co G. Residence: Jackson County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 7 Sep 1861 at Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Mustered 5 Oct 1861 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Killed in action on 8 Oct 1862 at Chaplin Hills, Kentucky, in the battle of Perryville. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 48-9; red book vol 15) (WLCW p47) (Love p1072)

OLESON, Ole

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 16 Feb 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 16 Mar 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Promoted to Corporal. Transferred to WI 13th Inf Co I on 11 Jun 1865. Discharged from the service 30 Jun 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by reason of being a supernumerary N.C.O. Sources: (WHS red book vol 18, p180)

OLESON, Ole

WI 15th Inf Co G. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Feb 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 16 Mar 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Transferred to WI 13th Inf Co I on 11 Jun 1865. Discharged from the service 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS red book vol 18, p180)

OLESON, Ole

WI 12th Inf Co C. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, red hair, rosy complexion, 5’10”. Re-enlisted for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at Natchez, Mississippi. Private. Wounded severely on 21 Jul 1864. Promoted to Corporal on 1 Feb 1865. Absent wounded in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. No discharge furnished at muster out of company. Sources: (WHS red book vol 17, p48)

OLESON, Ole

WI 12th Inf Co E. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Farmer. Gray eyes, light hair, flushed complexion, 5’7”. Enrolled 12 Oct 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, as a substitute. Mustered the same day. Private. Sources: (WHS red book vol 17, p92)

OLESON, Ole

WI 42nd Inf Co E. Residence: Freeman, Crawford County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 7 Sep 1864 at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Discharged 7 Jun 1865 at Cairo, Illinois. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 176-5; red book vol 47)

OLESON, Ole

WI 12th Inf Co G. Civil War: Private. Died of disease on 2 Oct 1863 at Natchez, Mississippi. Sources: (Love p1077)

OLESON, Ole

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co D. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Drafted. Mustered 12 Nov 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 27 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p584) (MCIW p622)

OLESON, Ole 1st

MN 2nd Cav Co B. Residence: Lake Prairie, Nicollet County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 16 Nov 1863. Mustered 24 Dec 1863. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service per order 28 Dec 1865. Sources: (MINN p716) (MCIW p555)

OLESON, Ole 1st

MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co B. Residence: Lake Prairie, Nicollet County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 11 Oct 1862. Mustered 29 Oct 1862. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service for disability 17 Apr 1863. Sources: (MINN p642) (MCIW p528)

OLESON, Ole 1st

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. The Scandinavia Guards, organized in Nicollet County, Minnesota, 27 Aug 1862, and served in that county 21 days. Private. Sources: (MCIW p807)

OLESON, Ole 2nd

MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co B. Residence: Oshwa, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 11 Oct 1862. Mustered 29 Oct 1862. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 9 Nov 1863. Sources: (MINN p642) (MCIW p528)

OLESON, Ole 2nd

MN 2nd Cav Co B. Residence: St. Peter, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Enrolled 24 Dec 1863. Mustered the same day. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 1 Dec 1865. Sources: (MINN p716) (MCIW p555)

OLESON, Ole 2nd

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. The Scandinavia Guards, organized in Nicollet County, Minnesota, 27 Aug 1862, and served in that county 21 days. Private. Sources: (MCIW p807)

OLESON, Ole 3rd

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. The Scandinavia Guards, organized in Nicollet County, Minnesota, 27 Aug 1862, and served in that county 21 days. Private. Sources: (MCIW p807)

OLESON, Ole 3rd

MN 2nd Cav Co B. Residence: Lake Prairie, Nicollet County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enrolled 10 Dec 1863. Mustered 28 Dec 1863. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 1 Dec 1865. Sources: (MINN p716) (MCIW p555)

OLESON, Ole A.

WI 53rd Inf Co D. Residence: Washington, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway, 16 Oct 1846 (1845?, 1848?), son of Aslack Olsen and Ann Marie Olsdatter. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6½”. Enlisted for one year at LaCrosse, Wisconsin, on 30 Mar 1865. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. On 10 Jun 1865, at Pleasant Hill, Missouri. his company was transferred into the WI 51st. In June 1865, he was transferred to Wisconsin 51st Infantry Regiment, Company I. Sick with malaria. Discharged from the service Sep or Oct 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Post war: He lived in Bostwick Valley, Wisconsin; Glenwood, Polk County, Minnesota; Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota, and Audubon, Becker County, Minnesota. Married on 8 Dec 1872 in Becker County to Julia Ebeltoft. Nine children. Served two terms as Becker County Treasurer. He died 16 Feb 1930 of senile dementia and paralysis at Dunn Center, Decorah Township, Dunn County, North Dakota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 198-13; 201-5) (Letter, enlistment and pension certificates and additional documents, Karen Ann Boe Johnson, Lakeland, Minnesota)

OLESON, Ole B.

WI 4th Cav Co A. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28. Brown hair, light complexion, 5’7¾”. Enlisted for three years on 24 Apr 1861 at Whitewater, Wisconsin. Mustered 2 Jul 1861 at Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service 13 Jan 1863 at Carrollton, Georgia, due to disability. Sources: (WHS red book vol 4a, p30)

OLESON, Ole B.

WI 32nd Inf Co D. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 42. Farmer. Single. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10¼”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Mustered there 25 Sep 1862. Private. “Was with the Reg’t in all campaigns up to 1 Jul 1863”. Sick in regimental hospital at Memphis, Tennessee, 10 Jun 1863. Died there on 10 Jul 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 148-14; red book vol 37) (Love p1111) “Olson, Ole B”

OLESON, Ole Bunn, Jr.

WI 38th Inf Co C. Residence: Argyle, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Lebanon, Dodge County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’6½”. Enlisted for three years on 28 Mar 1864 at Argyle. Mustered 15 Apr 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 170-5; red book vol 43)

OLESON, Ole C.

WI 42nd Inf Co D. Residence: Fairwater, Brown County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Freeman, Crawford County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 7 Sep 1864 at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 176-5; red book vol 47)

OLESON, Ole E.

MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co F. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 6 Nov 1862. Mustered 24 Nov 1862. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 2 Dec 1863. Sources: (MINN p657) (MCIW p533)

OLESON, Ole E.

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co D. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Enrolled 12 Oct 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Promoted to Corporal, 18 Nov 1864. Discharged from the service with his company, 27 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p584) (MCIW p622)

OLESON, Ole E.

MN Brackett’s Cavalry Battalion Co B. Residence: Jackson, Jackson County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enrolled 22 Oct 1861. Mustered the same day. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Re-enlisted 1 Jan 1864. Promoted to Corporal. Discharged from the service with his company, 1 Jun 1866. Sources: (MINN p692) (MCIW p589)

OLESON, Ole F.

MN 2nd Inf Co H. Residence: Norway, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 37. Drafted. Mustered 31 May 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 11 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p102) (MCIW p141)

OLESON, Ole G.

IA 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Enlisted 22 Oct 1861. Mustered 5 Nov 1861. Private. Died of wounds 6 Apr 1862 at Shiloh, Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee. Sources: (ISW-II p508)

OLESON, Ole Lehood

WI 51st Inf Co K. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Gray eyes, light hair, flush complexion, 5’6”. Substitute for Engerbert Swanson of Coon, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Enrolled 12 Oct 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 198-11)

OLESON, Ole No. 1

WI 13th Inf Co H. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Skien, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted for three years on 10 Oct 1861 at Whitewater. Mustered 2 Nov 1861 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 23 Jan 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. Bounty $400. Re-mustered 20 (sic) Jan 1864. Mustered out on 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-10,15; red book vol 18, p160) “Olson, Ole”

OLESON, Ole No. 2

WI 13th Inf Co H. Residence: Darien, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Volunteer recruit. Enlisted for one year on 24 Aug 1864 at Darien, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Mustered 1 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 13 Jun 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-10; red book vol 18, p160)

OLESON, Ole O.

WI 12th Inf Co A. Residence: near Centerville, St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Mechanic. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 13 Oct 1861 at Prescott, Wisconsin. Mustered 30 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Transferred to G Company on 31 Dec 1861. Sources: (WHS red book vol 17, p18)

OLESON, Ole O.

WI 11th Inf Co A. Civil War: Age 25. Enlisted for three years on 13 Oct 1861 at Prescott, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 52-3)

OLESON, Ole O.

WI 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Prescott, Pierce County, Wisconsin. From Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Mechanic. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 13 Oct 1861 at Prescott. Mustered 30 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Promoted to Corporal on 1 Jan 1863. Re-enlisted 5 Jan 1864. Killed in action on a skirmish line on 8 Jul 1864 near Knickajack Creek, Georgia. Sources: (WHS red book vol 17, p124) (WLCW p58) (Ulvestad p265) “Olsen, Ole”

OLESON, Ole S.

See OLSON, Ole S.

OLESON, Ole S.

WI 32nd Inf Co D. Residence: Clayton, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born Ole Olesen Saubo/Sauby in Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Mustered there 25 Sep 1862. Private. Discharged for disability on 10 Aug 1863 at St. Louis, Missouri. Enlisted a second time for one year on 31 Aug 1864 at Green Bay, Wisconsin, and was assigned to the WI Hvy Arty Co H. Mustered out with his company on 26 Jun 1865 at Washington DC. Sources: (WHS red book vol 37) (History of the town of Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, publ. 2002 p 4-20)

OLESON, Ole S.

MN 4th Inf Co K. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Enrolled date not shown. Mustered 3 Mar 1862. Private. Died 1 Oct 1862, Jackson, Tennessee. Sources: (MINN p223) (MCIW p241) (Ulvestad p319)

OLESON, Oley

IA 9th Cav Co F. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Enlisted 6 Aug 1863. Mustered 6 Aug 1863. Private. Mustered out 3 Feb 1866, Little Rock, Arkansas. Sources: (ISW-IV p1731)

OLESON, Oley

IL 129th Inf Co G. Residence: Esmaw, Livingston County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Gray eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted 9 Aug 1862 at Pontiac, Illinois, and mustered there on 8 Sep 1862. Private. Mustered out with his Company on 8 Jun 1865 at Washington DC. Sources: (ILSA reel 11 p55)

OLESON, Oley D.

IL 57th Inf Co A. Residence: Mendota, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Unmarried. Light eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 12 Oct 1861 at Mendota. Mustered 26 Dec 1861 at Chicago, Illinois, as a Corporal. Died 18 Feb 1863 at Corinth, Mississippi. Sources: (ILSA reel 6 p4; reel 47-9 p4)

OLESON, Oley J.

WI 23rd Inf Co G. Residence: Hampden, Wisconsin. Born “Ole Jacobsen Hesjedal” on 24 May 1837 in Haus, Hordaland, Norway, son of Jacob Olsen Hesjedal and Ingeborg Torbjørnsdatter Strømme. He, his parents and four siblings came to America in 1847 to Spring Prairie and then to Hampden Township, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Ole was married on 24 Mar 1859 to Maria Larsdatter Hellistue (1841-1871). Five children. Civil War: Married. Age 25. Enlisted 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 30 Aug 1862. Private. Promoted to Corporal. Post war: Ole married on 11 Dec 1872 Anna Sjursdatter Bergstad (1849-1919). Seven children. Ole died 14 May 1912 and was buried at Our Savior Lutheran Church Cemetery, Campia, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-13) (Naeseth ’47-808) “Olson, Ole J”

OLESON, Oliver

WI 15th Inf Co B. Civil War: Private. Died of diarrhea on 11 Jul 1864 at Andersonville Prison. Buried in grave 3162. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 259-2) (“Prisoners who died at Andersonville Prison” Atwater List, publ 1865) “Olson, Oliver”

OLESON, Oren J.

MN 6th Inf Co K. Residence not shown. Born in Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 5 Jan 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 20 May 1865 at Davenport, Iowa. Sources: (MINN p317) (MCIW p345)

OLESON, Orin

WI Lt Arty 8th Battery. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Lumberman. Age 28. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Dec 1861 at Scandinavia, and mustered 8 Jan 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Sick in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on 16 May 1863. Re-enlisted as a Veteran for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee, and re-mustered there on 26 Jan 1864. Re-enlistment bounty $400. A general court martial sentenced him on 11 Aug 1864 to be confined for six months and to forfeit half his allowances. Mustered out 10 Aug 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 239-3,6,8,9,10,12; red book vol 5)

OLESON, Otto T.

WI 52nd Inf Co D. Residence: Farmington, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Clerk. Age 21. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 5 Apr 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out with his company on 28 Jul 1865 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Post war: Buried at Riverside cemetery, Stoughton, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 200-5,7,18) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) “Olson, Ole”

OLESON, Peter

WI 50th Inf Co I. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19 (or 29). Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 9 Mar 1865 at Waupaca, Wisconsin. Mustered 16 Mar 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 195-10,12; red book vol 48)

OLESON, Peter

MN 2nd Inf Co E. Residence: St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Born in Norway; military records list Sweden. Civil War: Age 27. Substitute. Mustered 8 Aug 1864. Private. Died at Milledgeville, Georgia, 24 Nov 1864. Sources: (MINN p84) (MCIW p134) (Ulvestad p319)

OLESON, Peter

MN 2nd Inf Co F. Residence: Gordon, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Drafted. Mustered 27 May 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 11 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p88) (MCIW p136)

OLESON, Peter

WI 34th Inf Co A. Residence: Coon, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 36. Enrolled for nine months on 15 Nov 1862 at Viroqua, Wisconsin. Mustered 2 Dec 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 8 Sep 1863 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 155-2,3,7; red book vol 39) (“Coon Valley”, publ 1928 by Upper Coon Valley Norwegian Lutheran Church, Coon Valley, WI) “Ødegaarden, Per Olsen” “Olsen, Peter”

OLESON, Peter

MN 5th Inf Co C. Residence: Waseca County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 24 Feb 1862. Mustered 18 Mar 1862. Private. Died 26 May 1863. Sources: (MINN p242) (MCIW p287)

OLESON, Peter

IA 27th Inf Co B. Residence: Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 1 Sep 1862. Private. Mustered out 8 Aug 1865 at Clinton, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-III cd p81)

OLESON, Peter

MN Brackett's Cavalry Battalion Co B. Residence: Jackson, Jackson County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Enrolled 22 Oct 1861. Mustered the same day. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Died 5 Jul 1862 in a hospital at St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (MINN p692) (MCIW p589)

OLESON, Peter

WI 3rd Cav Co E. Civil War: Age 27. Enlisted for three years on 25 May 1863. Mustered 27 May 1863 at Madison, Wisconsin. Advance of $25 paid on bounty. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 215-16)

OLESON, Peter

WI 43rd Inf Co D. Residence: Glencoe, Buffalo County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 28. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 2 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Died of disease at Camp Reno Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on 11 Oct 1864. Buried in Milwaukee Cemetery, grave 9. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 178-5,12; red book vol 48; blue book 49) (Love p1120)

OLESON, Peter

WI 25th Inf Co B. Residence: Richwood, Richland County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 35. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Orion, Wisconsin. Mustered 13 Sep 1862. Private. “Refused by surgeon.” Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 121-15; red book vol 30)

OLESON, Peter

WI 30th Inf Co B. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Unmarried. Gray eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 27 Oct 1863 at Madison, Wisconsin. Recruit. Mustered 27 Nov 1863 at Madison. Private. Discharged from the service for disability on 3 Jun 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This was said to be his second enlistment; an earlier one ended in his being discharged from the service for disability (hyperactivity of the heart). Post war: In Jun 1895, he was reported living at Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 140-3; red book vol 35) (Larsen p40)

OLESON, Peter

MN 2nd Inf Co B. Residence: Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Drafted. Private. Mustered 18 Nov 1864. Discharged from the service 11 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p66) (MCIW p127)

OLESON, Peter (Berg)

WI 53rd Inf Co C. Residence: Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 33. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’3”. Enlisted for one year on 3 Apr 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. On 10 Jun 1865 at Pleasant Hill, Missouri, all members of the Wisconsin 53rd were transferred into the 51st. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 201-4; 198-13)

OLESON, Peter E.

MN 10th Inf Co E. Residence: Manchester Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enrolled 13 Aug 1862. Mustered 13 Oct 1862. Private. Musician. Discharged from the service for disability 20 Jun 1865. Post war: Buried in Hartland Cemetery, Freeborn county. Sources: (MINN p474) (MCIW p479)

OLESON, Peter M.

WI 7th Inf Co G. Residence: Grand Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 29. Unmarried. Blue eyes, sandy hair, sandy complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Aug 1861 at Grand Rapids. Mustered 29 Aug 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Took part in battles at Gainesville; Bull Run, Virginia; South Mountain, Maryland; Antietam, Maryland; Fitzhugh Crossing; Chancellorsville, Virginia; and Brandy Station, Virginia. He was killed in action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on 1 Jul 1863. Sources: (WHS red book vol 12 p110) (Love p1066) “Olson, Peter”

OLESON, Rasmus

MI 1st Sharpshooters Co B. Residence: Muskegon, Michigan. Civil War: Age 17. Enlisted for three years on 11 Feb 1863 at Muskegon, Michigan. Mustered 31 Mar 1863. Private. Recorded as deserted at Fort Wayne, Indiana, 8 Aug 1863. Sources: (Michigan Historical Society Adjutant General’s report vol 44 p67)

OLESON, Rasmus

MN 6th Inf Co A. Residence: St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 35. Enrolled 11 Aug 1862. Mustered 1 Oct 1862. Corporal. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Promoted to Sergeant. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 19 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p277) (MCIW p331) (Ulvestad p260)

OLESON, Sam

WI 36th Inf Co H. Residence: Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Unmarried. Age 23. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 6’. Enlisted for three years on 29 Feb 1864 at Prairie du Chien. Mustered 4 Mar 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Promoted to Corporal 1 Jul 1864. Became a prisoner of war on 25 Aug 1864 at Reams Station, Virginia. Died of disease 26 Nov 1864 in the rebel prison at Salisbury, North Carolina. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 162-10; red book vol 41) (Kennedy, James B. Wisconsin Civil War name index)

OLESON, Simon

MN Brackett's Cavalry Battalion Co B. Residence: Jackson, Jackson County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Enrolled 22 Oct 1861. Mustered the same day. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service for disability, 21 Jul 1862. Sources: (MINN p692) (MCIW p589)

OLESON, Sivert

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co M. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Enrolled 6 Feb 1865. Mustered 18 Feb 1865. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 27 Sep 1865. Post war: A man by this name, said to be a veteran, farmed near Eagle Lake, Minnesota, and died in 1891. Sources: (MINN p623) (MCIW p638) (Rootsweb; Margit margit@aol.com) “Oleson, Severt”

OLESON, Soren

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Vinge, Norway. Civil War: Age 35. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Died of chronic diarrhea on 26 Sep 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS red book vol 32)

OLESON, Sorus

WI 22nd Inf Co I. Residence: Spring Valley, Wisconsin. Civil War: Married. Age 42. Enlisted 13 Aug 1862 at Avon, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Sep 1862. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 111-14)

OLESON, Stein

MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co B. Residence: Lake Prairie, Nicollet County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Enrolled 17 Oct 1862. Mustered 29 Oct 1862. Corporal. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 9 Nov 1863. Sources: (MINN p640) (MCIW p528) (Ulvestad p265). “Olsen, Stein”

OLESON, Stener

MN 1st Reg Mounted Rangers. Co H. Residence: Sterling, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Enrolled 24 Oct 1862. Mustered 5 Dec 1862. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 24 Nov 1863. Later, on 30 Jan 1865, while living in Mankato, Minnesota, he enlisted in MN 1st Reg Hv Arty Co F. He was mustered 11 Feb 1865. Private. Discharged on 29 Jul 1865, while in a hospital for typhoid fever. Post war: In 1890, he was living at Amboy, Faribault County, Minnesota. Sources: (MINN p594, 665) (MCIW p536, 626) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22) “Olson, Stener O.”

OLESON, Stone

MN Indian War: "Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862". The Lake Prairie Rangers of the First Sub-district, 1st Battalion Special Volunteers, State Militia. Organized in Nicollet County during the Sioux war of 1862. Service dates unknown. Captain. Sources: (MCIW p799) (Ulvestad p256)

OLESON, Stone

MN Indian War: "Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862". The Scandinavian Guards, organized in Nicollet County, 27 Aug 1862, and served in that county 21 days. Private. Sources: (MCIW p807)

OLESON, Sven

WI 22nd Inf Co I. Residence: Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 20. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Clinton. Mustered 1 Sep 1862 at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service at Madison, Wisconsin, on 25 Apr 1865 on account of wounds received at Golgotha, Georgia, on 16 Jun 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 14; red book vol 27) “Olson, Sven”

OLESON, Swan

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co I. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 28. Enrolled 2 Feb 1865. Mustered 9 Feb 1865. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 27 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p609) (MCIW p632)

OLESON, Swen

MN Indian War: "Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862". The Scandinavian Guards, organized in Nicollet County, Minnesota, 27 Aug 1862, and served in that county 21 days. Private. Sources: (MCIW p807) (Ulvestad p319)

OLESON, Swenum

WI 8th Inf Co I. Residence: Jackson, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born “Svenning Olsen Ousel” on 21 May 1828 at Holt, Aust Agder, Norway, son of Ole Albertsen Ousel and Inger Nilsdatter Berge. He came to America with four siblings on “Vikingen”, which sailed from Arendal, Aust Agder, on 6 Jun 1849 and arrived in New York on 25 Jul 1849. They came to Dane County, Wisconsin. Svenning later moved to Holland Township, La Crosse County. He was married on 26 Dec 1855 to Kari Jensdatter Jørstad (1836-1924) Ten children. Civil War: Farmer. Age 38. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’6½”. Enrolled for one year on 9 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Mustered there the same day. Enrollment credited to Onalaska, Wisconsin. Private. Post war: He died 10 Feb 1901 and is buried in Long Coulee Cemetery. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 39-11; red book vol 13 p 172) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-1630)

OLESON, T.

WI 4th Cav Co K. Civil War: Private. Died of disease on 23 Jun 1864 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sources: (Love p1130)

OLESON, Theodore

DT 1st Cavalry Battalion Co B. Civil War: Private. Blacksmith. Sources: (Index of Compiled Service Records, North Dakota Archives, roll 6099)

OLESON, Thomas

IA 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Mitchell County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 18 Aug 1862. Mustered 9 Sep 1862. Private. Promoted Corporal, 1 Jul 1865. Mustered out 8 Aug 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-III p1195)

OLESON, Thomas

IA 6th Cav Co D. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 14 Mar 1863. Mustered 30 Apr 1863. Private. Mustered out 17 Oct 1865, Sioux City, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-IV p1209)

OLESON, Thomas

IL 95th Inf Co K. Residence: Manchester, Boone County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 21. Blue eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’11½”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Aug 1862 at Poplar Grove, Illinois. Mustered 4 Sep 1862 at Rockford, Illinois. Private. Mustered out with his Company on 7 Aug 1865 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p42)

OLESON, Thomas

WI 1st Army Corps (Hancock’s Corps), 2nd Company. Residence: Algema, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Carpenter. Age 27. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 3 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 1 Mar 1865. Bounty $100. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 256-2)

OLESON, Thomas

WI 42nd Inf Co D. Residence: Blue River, Grant County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Dunkirk, Dane County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for one year on 31 Aug 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 2 Sep 1864 at Madison. Bounty $100. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 176-5,14; red book vol 47)

OLESON, Thomas

IA 13th Inf Co B. Residence: Canoe Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Third Congressional District. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 41. Private. Enlisted 20 Oct 1864. Mustered 20 Oct 1864. Private. Mustered out 21 Jul 1865, Louisville, Kentucky. Post war: In 1885, Thomas Olson was living in Locust, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-II p664) (XSS Iowa p295) “Olson, Thomas”

OLESON, Thore

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 31. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 8 Oct 1861 at Milwaukee and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 2 Dec 1861. Private. Sick at Murfeesboro, Tennessee, 24 Jun 1863. Sick and left behind at Bella Valley, Alabama, on 9 Sep 1863. Sick at Wisen’s Gap. Was a prisoner of war on 19 Sep 1863. Was back in Chattanooga, Tennessee, by 24 Dec 1863. Mustered out with C Company on 1 Jan 1865 at Chattanooga. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5; red book vol 20 p 48) (Buslett p424) (Ulvestad p319) (Ager p299) (Meeker) “Olson, Thore”

OLESON, Tobias C.

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co D. Residence not shown. Born “Tobias Christian Olsen Kjelland” on 19 Nov 1835 at Bringsjord, Lyngdal prestegjeld, Farsund, Vest Agder, Norway, son of Ole Jacobi Torkelsen Kjelland and Inger Serine Olsdatter. He came to America with his parents and six siblings on “Duo Frates”, which sailed from Farsund and arrived in New York on 2 Jul 1849. They came to Christiana Township, Dane County, Wisconsin, and by 1860 were in Township 105 in Winona County, Minnesota. Civil War: Age 28. Enrolled 27 Sep 1864. Mustered 8 Oct 1864. Private. An Artilleryman. Discharged from the service 20 Jun 1865. Post war: Lived in Stanley, Wisconsin. Sources: (MINN p584) (MCIW p622) (Ulvestad p319)

OLESON, Tolaff

MN Brackett's Cavalry Battalion Co B. Residence: Jackson, Jackson County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 33. Enrolled 22 Oct 1861. Mustered the same day. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service for disability 14 May 1862. Sources: (MINN p692) (MCIW p589)

OLESON, Tolef, Jr.

IA 9th Cav Co F. Residence: Waterville, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 26 Sep 1863. Mustered 26 Sep 1863. Private. Died of disease 10 Oct 1864, Devall's Bluff, Arkansas. Sources: (ISW-IV p1731)

OLESON, Tolef, Sr.

IA 9th Cav Co F. Residence: Waterville, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Enlisted 26 Sep 1863. Mustered 26 Sep 1863. Private. Promoted Corporal, 1 Sep 1864; promoted to Sergeant, 20 Mar 1865. Mustered out 3 Feb 1866, Little Rock, Arkansas. Sources: (ISW-IV p 1732)

OLESON, Tolev

WI 23rd Inf Co G. Residence: Elba, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 24. Enlisted for three years on 11 Aug 1862 at Columbus, Wisconsin. Mustered 30 Aug 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 4 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-13; red book vol 28)

OLESON, Tollack

WI 13th Inf Co A. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enrolled for one year on 2 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, as a substitute for L. C. Stanley of Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 13 Jun 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-14; red book vol 18, p20)

OLESON, Torbigan J.

WI 23rd Inf Co G. Residence: Hampden, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Born “Thorbjørn Jacobsen Hesjedal” on 29 Dec 1842 at Civil War: Unmarried. Age 19. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Columbus, Columbia County. Mustered 30 Aug 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Left in hospital at Nicholasville, Kentucky, 8 Nov 1862. Discharged from the service for disability at Helena, Arkansas, on 1 Jan 1865. Post war: Married on 20 Oct 1870 to Ingeborg Larsdatter Kallestad (1852-1928?). Three children. While living in Rice Lake, Barron County, he was granted a pension of $18 a month because of disabilities of his lungs. He died 1 Jan 1889 and was buried at Our Savior Lutheran Church Cemetery, Barron County, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-13; red book vol 28) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.) (Naeseth ’47-810) “Oleson, Tarbigan” “Olson, Thomas”

OLESON, Torkel

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co D. Residence: Rushford, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Enrolled 1 Oct 1864. Mustered 13 Oct 1864. Private. Discharged from the service 20 Jun 1865. Sources: (MINN p584) (MCIW p622) (“History of Fillmore County”, publ 1912, p153)

OLESON, Torkel

WI 14th Inf. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 44. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 30 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc Rapids, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. “Last paid” on a muster roll of the WI 17th Inf Co A. Discharged from the service 2 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-14; red book vol 22, p20)

OLESON, Torry

See OLSON, Thore

OLESON, Truls

See OLESON, Kuls

OLESON, Turbin

MN 3rd Inf Co D. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 28. Mustered 29 Jun 1864. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 2 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p140) (MCIW p185)

OLESON, Tustin

WI 23rd Inf Co D. Residence: Blue Mounds, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 29. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Blue Mounds. Mustered 30 Aug 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Died of typhoid fever at Young’s Point, Louisiana, on 4 Feb 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-13; red book vol 28) (Love p1096)

OLESON, William

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co D. Residence: Arndahl, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 29. Enrolled 26 Sep 1864. Mustered 9 Oct 1864. Private. Discharged from the service 20 Jun 1865. Post war: Lived at Milton, Cavalier County, North Dakota. Sources: (MINN p584) (MCIW p622) (“History of Fillmore County”, publ 1912, p153) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59) “Olsen, William”

OLESON, Yance

IL Lt Arty Cogswells Battery. Residence: Leland, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 44. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 5 Dec 1861 at Leland. Mustered 12 Nov 1861 at Ottawa, Illinois. Private. Died 26 Oct 1862 at Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (ILSA reel 18 p25)

OLESON, Yesten

WI 16th Inf Co D. Residence: Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 43. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’9½”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Killed by accident on a rail road at Calhoun Station, Georgia, in October 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 80-18; red book vol 21 p96)

OLESTON, Oley

IL 133rd Inf Co I. Residence: Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4½”. Enlisted for 100 days on 13 May 1864 at Petersburg. Mustered 31 May 1864 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Mustered out with his Company on 24 Sep 1864 at Springfield, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel 11 p49)