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OLSEN, ?

Civil War: Private. His father was postmaster C. K. Olsen of Newman Grove, Nebraska. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, ?

From Mosjoen, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Was with Admiral Dewey in the War for Manila, The Philippines. Post war: In 1907, he was a miner in Colorado. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, ?

Civil War: Private. Died as a Soldier in the War. He was a brother of Helge Olsen who lived in Acton, Minnesota, and later returned to Norway. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, A.

MN Indian War: Private. Served in the Indian Wars in Minnesota. Wounded in a battle at Forest City, Minnesota, 4 Sep 1862. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, A. P.

From Biri, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Jackson County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Abraham

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived at Fargo, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Agrim

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Gunder, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Albert

From Gol, Hallingdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. After a battle near Corinth, Mississippi, he was discharged from the service on grounds of disease. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Alexander

From Bamle, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Stetsonville, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Alexander E.

TX Hv Arty 1st Reg Co G. CSA. Born about 1842 in Norway. Civil War: Private. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)

OLSEN, Amund

From Egersund, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Slayton, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Amund

Civil War: Private. Wounded in the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, on 19 or 20 Sep 1863. Post war: Lived in Dane County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Anders

See LOHAUG, Anders Olsen

OLSEN, Anders

WI 2nd Cav Co K. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born 28 Feb 1843 in Hadeland, Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Laborer. Blue eyes, light brown hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Aug 1864. Mustered on 24 August 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Believed to have been discharged on 14 Jun 1865 at Memphis, Tennessee. Post war: Died at age 24. Buried in Washington Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery, Decorah, Winneshiek County Iowa. Sources: (DGA) “Tokerud, Anders Olsen”

OLSEN, Andre

IA 6th Cav Co F. Residence: Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 11 Oct 1862. Mustered 10 Nov 1862. Private. Mustered out 17 Oct 1865, Sioux City, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-IV p1210) “Olsen, Andrew”

OLSEN, Andreas

See MYRE, Andreas Olsen

OLSEN, Andreas

See NOR, Andreas Olsen

OLSEN, Andreas

From Faaberg, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Milan, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Andrew

DT 1st Cavalry. Indian War: Private. Post war: Lived in Clay County, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Andrew

From Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. Civil War: Corporal. Wounded. Post war: In 1907, he was living in Silverton, Oregon. Sources: (Ulvestad p264)

OLSEN, Andrew

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Pipestone, Minnesota. Died in 1906. Sources: (Ulvestad p315) “Dahl, Andrew”

OLSEN, Andrew

From Kviteseid, Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Badger, Minnesota. He was also called "Rice". Sources: (Ulvestad p315) “Rice, Andrew Olsen”

OLSEN, Andrew

WI 52nd Inf Co C. Residence: Leon, Washara County, Wisconsin. [Second reference lists his home as Clyman, Dodge County.] Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 38. Blue eyes, fair hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 8 Mar 1865 at Marion, Wisconsin. Mustered 23 Mar 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out with his company on 28 Jul 1865 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 200-4,7,17) “Oleson, Andrew”

OLSEN, Andrew

MN 1st Inf Co A. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 35. Enrolled 29 Apr 1861 and mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service for disability 3 Feb 1863. Post war: “Andrew Olson” of Cokato, Wright County, Minnesota, was granted a pension of $8 a month because of rheumatism. Sources: (MINN p22) (MCIW p80) (Ulvestad p315) (Pension List 1882-3, Vol 4 p590) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota) “Olson, Andrew”

OLSEN, Andrew

MN Indian War: "Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862". Irregular State Militia, Co C, organized at New Ulm, Minnesota, 15 Sep 1862, and served until 10 Oct 1862, in New Ulm. Private. Sources: (MCIW p788) (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Andrew

From Skien, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Madelia, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Ansten

From Hallingdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Northwood, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Anthon

IA 38th Inf Co E. Residence: Calmar, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 14 Aug 1862. Mustered 24 Sep 1862. Private. Died of disease 22 Sep 1863, on Hospital Steamer "City of Memphis", Memphis, Tennessee. Buried in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri; section 8, grave 1. Sources: (ISW-V p904) (DGA) “Oleson, Anthon”

OLSEN, Anton

From Romsdalen, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Nebraska. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Anton

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Menomonie, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Anton

From Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Was in the Confederate prison at Andersonville. Post war: Lived in Northfield, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Anton

US Navy. Born 26 Apr 1867 in Norway. Spanish-American War: Enlisted from Massachusetts. Ordinary Seaman. Awarded the Medal of Honor. On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, on 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Olsen displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 362, 1018)

OLSEN, Anund

Residence: Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Private. Died in Nashville, Tennessee, during the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Anve

From Hardanger, Norway. Civil War: Private. Wounded. Post war: Lived at Blair, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Arne

From Sandsvær, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Scandinavia, Wisconsin (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Arne

Civil War: Buried at Forest Hill, Madison, Wisconsin. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

OLSEN, Arne

WI 11th Inf Co K. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, auburn hair, light complexion, 5’6½”. Enlisted for three years on 19 Sep 1861 at Neenah, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Took part in General Curtis’ Arkansas campaign. Discharged from the service 1 Mar 1863 at St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 52-12; red book vol 16, p204)

OLSEN, Arne

From Kristianiakanten (Oslo area), Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, in 1896. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Arne

WI 28th Inf Co C. Residence: Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sawyer. Unmarried. Age 24. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”, medium build. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Mustered 13 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out at Brownsville, Texas, 23 Aug 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-5; red book vol 33)

OLSEN, Aslak

From Hardanger, Norway. Indian War: Private. Wounded. Post war: Lived in Baldwin, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Barney

From Stavanger, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Clarkston, Washington. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Barney

From Voss, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Little Cobb, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Bendik

Lived at Climax, Minnesota. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Bernhard

US 16th Inf Co B. From Ostlandet, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted 11 Mar 1862. Private. Wounded in his left hip. Discharged 11 Mar 1865. Post war: Lived at Caledonia, Traill County, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p305) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59)

OLSEN, Bernhard

From Kristiania (Oslo), Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Hartington, Nebraska (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Bernhard

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Houston County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Bertel

See MYRLAND, Bertel Olsen

OLSEN, Borre

From Modum, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Martell, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Bryngel

DT 1st Cavalry. Indian War: Private. Served 1862 to 1865. Post war: Lived in Clay County, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Byern

IA 38th Inf Co D. Residence: Ossian, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Sigdal, Norway, 1837. Emigrated 1861. Civil War: Age 25. Enlisted 20 Aug 1862. Mustered 27 Sep 1862. Private. Died of disease 25 Aug 1863, Carrollton, Louisiana. Buried in Monument National Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana. Sources: (ISW-V p904) (Rokke) “Olsen, Bjorn”

OLSEN, C. M.

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Vernon County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Carl C.

NY 40th Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSEN, Carl M.

MN Lt Arty 2nd Battery. Residence: Freeborn County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 30 (20?). Enrolled 10 Dec 1861. Mustered date not shown. Private. Promoted to Sergeant. Discharged from the service for disability 20 (30?) Sep 1862. Sources: (MINN p792) (MCIW p668) (Ulvestad p260)

OLSEN, Charles

CSS Alabama. CSA. Born in Norway. Civil War: Able Seaman. Killed in action off Cherbourg, France, 19 Jun 1864. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)

OLSEN, Christ

From Toten, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Chetek, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Christian

Civil War: In January 1880 while living in Shetek, Barron County, Wisconsin, this man was granted a pension of $4 a month because of chronic diarrhea. Sources: (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.)

OLSEN, Christian

Civil War: Private. Lived at Fossum, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Christian

DT 1st Cavalry. Indian War: Private. Post war: Lived in Clay County, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Christian

From Aurdal, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at New Richland, Minnesota. Dead (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p315)

OLSEN, Christian

WI 47th Inf Co A. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 44. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted at Dale, Wisconsin, on 10 Feb 1865, his enlistment credited to Wilford, Jefferson County. Mustered 21 Feb 1865 in Madison, Wisconsin. Private. In hospital on 25 Jul 1865. Mustered out 29 Aug 1865. Sources: (History of the town of Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, publ. 2002 p 4-20)

OLSEN, Christian

Born in Norway 16 Aug 1829. Came to the US and to Wisconsin in 1853. Came to Winneshiek County, Iowa, 1854. Went to Houston County, Minnesota, in 1854. Returned to Winneshiek County in 1856. Civil War: Drafted. Did not serve. Paid $800 to hire a substitute. Sources: (DGA 948.1 nwy)

OLSEN, Christopher

NY 7th Veteran Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSEN, Christopher

MI 26th Inf Co A. Residence: Leroy, Michigan. Civil War: Age 28. Enlisted for three years on 9 Aug 1862 at Pentwater, Michigan. Mustered 11 Sep 1862. Private. Wounded in action on 16 Aug 1864. Hand amputated. Discharged from the service on 14 Apr 1865 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Post war: Granted a pension of $18 a month because of the loss of his right arm. Lived at Aurdal, Otter Tail County, Minnesota. Sources: (Michigan Historical Society Adjutant General’s report vol 26 p 58) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota) (Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Weekly Journal, 23 Apr 1880) “Olson, Christopher” “Olson, Christoffer”

OLSEN, Christopher

From Sigdal, Norway. Residence: Madelia, Minnesota. Civil War: Private. Died, in 1865, soon after the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Claus

From Tvedestrand, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Hawley, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Colbein

DT 1st Cavalry. Indian War: Private. Post war: Lived in Clay County, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Daniel

Civil War: Private. Was in the Battle of Chattanooga, Tennessee, 23 and 25 Nov 1863, after which he soon died. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Daniel

From Flekkefjord, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Daniel.

WI Hv Arty Co C. Residence: Neenah, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Farmer. Unmarried. Hazel eyes, light brown hair, dark complexion, 5’6½”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Sep 1863 at Neenah, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Oct 1863 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Served as a guard over Artillery horses on Cadwell Farm during April and June 1864. Was in the Battle of Mission Ridge. Served as a guard at the division headquarters at Chattanooga, Tennessee, in January 1865. Died 30 Jun 1865 in a hospital at Davenport, Iowa. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 247-4) (Love p1135)

OLSEN, Dik

From Faaberg, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Scandinavia, Wisconsin (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Edmund

Civil War: Private. Wounded. Post war: Lived in Silverton, Oregon. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Edvard

Residence: Goodhue County, Minnesota. From Laerdal, Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Corporal. Sources: (Ulvestad p264)

OLSEN, Edward

From Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Hector, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Eilev

From Hallingdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Ottawa, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Eivind

From Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Renville County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Elling

WI 29th Inf Co A. Residence: Medina, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Shoemaker. Age 31. Hazel eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 7 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out 22 Jun 1865 at Shreveport, Louisiana. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 136-13; red book vol 34)

OLSEN, Engel

See BJOTVEDT, Engel Olsen

OLSEN, Erick

See DALEN, Erick Olsen

OLSEN, Even

WI 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 21 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Mustered 11 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Recruit. Bounty $100. Private. Joined the 27th from recruiting depot on 10 Nov 1864. Post war: Buried at Valders, Wisconsin; stone reads “5 Nov 1837 – 28 Mar 1914”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-14, 130-12) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) “Olson, Even”

OLSEN, Frederick

NY 13th Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSEN, Fredrik

MN 2nd Reg. Co E. From Aalesund, Norway. Civil War: Mustered in 5 Jul 1861. Private. Re-enlisted 24 Dec 1863. Mustered out 11 Jul 1865. Erroneously omitted from the muster out roster, according to later testimony by Capt. J. C. Donahower. Post war: Died in Minnesota (before 1907). Sources: (MCIW p684) (Ulvestad p316) “Olsen, Fredrik”

OLSEN, Gabriel

AL 24th Inf Co A. CSA. Born about 1834 in Kristiansand, Norway. Civil War: Shoemaker. Blue eyes, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for the war on 1 Oct 1862 at Bardstown, Kentucky. Private. This was his second enlistment; he had enlisted in the 3rd Alabama Volunteer Militia, Co C, on 4 Mar 1862 at Mobile, Alabama, and had been discharged on 25 Mar 1862 as unfit for duty. On 9 Oct 1862, he became a prisoner of war. The Federals on 25 Oct 1862 moved him from Camp Dick Robinson in Kentucky to a prison in Gallatin, Tennessee. He was exchanged sometime after 18 Nov 1862 and was put into a General Hospital in Mobile, Alabama. He was there from Dec 1862 until 27 Feb 1863, at which time he was discharged for disability. On 16 Mar 1864 at New Orleans, Louisiana, using the name Gabriel Alston, he took an oath of allegiance to the United States. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Alston, Gabriel”

OLSEN, George

See WROLSTAD, Jorgen Olsen

OLSEN, Gilbert

From Ringerike, Norway. Civil War: Corporal. Post war: Died in 1892 in Erdahl, Grant County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p265)

OLSEN, Gilbert

From Eidsvold, Norway. Civil War: Private. An artilleryman. Post war: Died in Waseca County, Minnesota, in 1903. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Gudmund

From Fron, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Stoddard, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Gudmund

Residence: St. Paul, Minnesota. Civil War: Private. Killed (or died from other causes) in the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Gulek

WI 51st Inf Co I. Residence: Hudson, St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 33. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 11 Feb 1865 at Hudson. Mustered 28 Apr 1865 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 198-10)

OLSEN, Gulick

IA 38th Inf Co E. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Enlisted 14 Aug 1862. Mustered 24 Sep 1862. Private. Died of disease 5 Jul 1863, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Sources: (ISW-V p904) (DGA) “Oleson, Gulick”

OLSEN, Gullick

See TILDEN, Gullick Olsen

OLSEN, Gunj

WI 49th Inf. 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. Recruit entitled to bounty. Private. He was first assigned to WI 50th Inf Co E. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 193-14)

OLSEN, Gustav

See MELBY, Gustav Olsen

OLSEN, H. H.

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Mt. Vernon, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Haagen

From Lotten, Vestre Slidre, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Kiel, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Halgrim

WI 33rd Inf Co E. Residence: Spring Valley, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”, heavy build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Oct 1862 at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin. Bounty paid at muster $25 (of $100 total). Private. Brother of Hendrick Olsen, same unit. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 151-7,14; red book vol 38) (Love p1112) (Email descendant Richard Trostem, Calgary, Alberta)

OLSEN, Halvor

From Rouland, Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Christiania, Minnesota, in 1901. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Halvor

IA 38th Inf Co D. Residence: Ossian, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 22 Aug 1862. Mustered 4 Nov 1862. Private. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated, Company H, on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V p467,904)

OLSEN, Halvor

From Ovre Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Whalan, Minnesota, in 1903. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Hans

Born”Hans Olsen Kjønaas” on 6 Feb 1834 at Bø, Telemark, Norway, son of Ole Evensen Kjønaas and Ingeborg Hansdatter. He came to America with his parents and two sisters on “Argo”, which sailed from Havre, France, and arrived in New York on 26 Jul 1843. They came to Vernon Township, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. He was married in March 1863 to Turi Helgesdatter. Civil War: Post war: Became a farmer in Bancroft Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota. He died 1909. Sources: (Naeseth ’43-1126)

OLSEN, Hans

Residence: Rock County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Private. Died near Memphis, Tennessee, during the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Hans

See VINJUM, Hans Olsen

OLSEN, Hans

WI 12th Inf Co C. Residence: Ridgeway, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 21. Enlisted for three years on 30 Sep 1861 at Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Oct 1861. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-5,15)

OLSEN, Hans

WI 11th Inf Co K. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, auburn hair, light complexion, 5’6½”. Enlisted for three years on 19 Sep 1861 at Neenah, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Took part in General Curtis’ Arkansas Campaign. Discharged from the service 1 Mar 1863 at St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (WHS red book vol 16 p204)

OLSEN, Hans

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Richland County, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Hans P.

Civil War: Private. Lived at Baldwin, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p316) “Gronaas, Hans”

OLSEN, Hans P.

WI 4th Cav Co G. Residence: Not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 34. Married. Gray eyes, black hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at Hudson, Wisconsin. Mustered 17 Feb 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Recruit. Private. In action at Clinton, Liberty and Camp Beauregard. Sources: (WHS red book vol 4b p188)

OLSEN, Haugen

WI 14th Inf Co G. Residence: Eaton, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 36. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9¼”. Enlisted for three years on 23 Sep 1861 at Eaton and mustered 30 Jan 1862 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Private. Took part in the battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, on 7 Apr 1862. Discharged from the service due to disability on 17 Dec 1862 at St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (WHS red book vol 19, p136)

OLSEN, Helge

See DOKKEN, Helge Olsen

OLSEN, Helge

See EIDE, Helge Olsen

OLSEN, Helge

Residence: Acton, Minnesota. From Næs, Hallingdal, Norway. Indian War: Private. Post war: He went back to Norway. His brother, first name unknown, died in the Civil War: Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Helge

WI 46th Inf Co A. Residence: York, Green County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Sylvester, Green County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 31. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 11 Feb 1865 at Monroe, Green County, and mustered 16 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Mustered out with this Company on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-2,17; red book vol 51)

OLSEN, Hendrick

WI 33rd Inf Co E. Residence: Spring Valley, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”, heavy build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Oct 1862 at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin. Bounty paid at muster $25 (of $100 total). Private. Died 10 Feb 1863 at Moscow, Tennessee, of pneumonia. Brother of Halgrin Olsen, same unit. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 151-7,14,19; red book vol 38) (Email, descendant Richard Trolstem, Calgary, Alberta)

OLSEN, Henry

WI 46th Inf Co C. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Vinland, Winnebago County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Married. Blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’10½”. Enlisted for one year on 30 Jan 1865 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Mustered 23 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out with this Company on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Buried at Winchester, Wisconsin; stone reads “d. 27 Oct 1865, aged 24 y 1m”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-4,19; red book vol 51) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) “Oleson, Henry”

OLSEN, Hover

IL 8th Inf Co B. Residence: Lynn, Woodford County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Farmer. Blue eyes, fair hair, fair complexion, 6’2”. Enlisted for one year on 3 Oct 1864 at Springfield, Illinois. Private. Mustered the same day. Discharged 2 Oct 1865 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sources: (ILSA reel 1 p 77)

OLSEN, Ingbreth

MN Lt Arty 2nd Battery. Residence: Rice County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 26 (27?). Enrolled 25 Feb 1862. Mustered 14 Feb 1862. Private. Discharged from the service for disability, 9 Mar 1864. Sources: (MINN p795) (MCIW p668) (Ulvestad p316) “Olsen, Ingebreth”

OLSEN, Ingebright

IA 38th Inf Co D. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 29. Enlisted 18 Aug 1862. Mustered 27 Sep 1862. Private. Died of disease 14 Sep 1863, New Orleans, Louisiana. Sources: (ISW-V p904)

OLSEN, Ingebrigt

Indian War: Private. In Nicollet County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Ingebrit

WI 47th Inf Co A. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Elk Grove, Lafayette County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for one year on 10 Feb 1865 at Dale, Wisconsin. Mustered 21 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Post war: Buried at Winchester; stone reads “1835-1902”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 188-13; red book vol 52) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) “Olsen, Ingebret D”

OLSEN, Ivar

From Rauland, Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Died in Nashville, Tennessee, during the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Iver

See LANDSEM, Iver

OLSEN, Iver

See MYHRE, Iver Olsen

OLSEN, Iver

From Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Lyon County, Minnesota, in 1892. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSEN, Jacob

From Hakedalen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Egge, South Dakota, in 1897. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, Jacob

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Freeborn County, Minnesota. Born about 1830. Civil War: Age 31. Married. Wife: Anna Hansdatter. Four children. Enlisted for three years on 10 Dec 1861 in Freeborn County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Private. Became sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 11 Jun 1862. Became unfit for service and was discharged for disability on 16 Aug 1862. Post war: He and Anna had a fifth child. Wife Anna died about 1870 and Jacob married 17 Nov 1871 in Freeborn County to Oline Thomasdatter Helgerson, a widow of Peder Helgeson, who had served with Jacob in Company K. Jacob died 27 Nov 1897 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Buried in Prairie Queen Cemetery, Summit, South Dakota, lot 46, block 2, grave 1. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12) (Buslett p637) (Ulvestad p317) (Ager p318) (Meeker) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Lake County) “Olson, Jacob”

OLSEN, James

From Lærdal, Norway. Indian War: Private. Post war: Lived at Elk Point, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, Jens

See MOE, Jens Olsen

OLSEN, Jens

Indian War: Private. Post war: Lived at Clay County, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, Jens

See NJOS, Jens Olsen

OLSEN, Jens

From Balestrand, Norway. Civil War: Private. Wounded. Post war: Died in Fairfax, Minnesota, in 1895. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, Johan

From Loiten, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived at Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, Johan Christian

Residence: Norman County, Minnesota. Born 1839 at Skjegrud, Hurdals Prestegjeld, Norway, the youngest son of Ole Eriksen Björtomt. Left Norway in 1861. Civil War: Private. Died Aug 1861. Buried on the 13 Sunday after Trinity in Washington Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery, Decorah, Winneshiek County Iowa. Pastor U. V. Koren, officiated. Monument reads “Johan Nordgaard, Born 1840 in Hurdalen, Norway. Died August 1861”. Sources: (Washington Prairie Statistics [Black Book], Section VIII Burials, p 3, 1861.) (Hurdal Bygdebok) (Book in Vesterheim, Madison, library entitled “The Skjeggerud Sisters”, p403) (Ulvestad p319) (Karlyn Nordgaard Cross said this may be her great uncle “Johan Kristian Olson Nordgaard, b 1840 d 1861”.)

OLSEN, Johannes

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Iola, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, Johannes

See WILSON, John.

OLSEN, Johannes

From Toten, Norway. Civil War: Private. “Where he lives is not known”. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, John

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, John

From Ostlandet somewhere, Norway. Civil War: Private. Died in the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, John

From Eidsvold, Norway. Civil War: Private. An artilleryman. Post war: Lived in Waseca, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, John

From Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Rockdale, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, John

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Northfield, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, John

See LANDSEM, John Olsen

OLSEN, John

See MILLER, John Olsen

OLSEN, John

See SONJU, John Olsen

OLSEN, John

From Lofoten, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Duluth, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, John

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived at Dwight, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, John

NY 4th Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSEN, John

NY 81st Inf Co G. and US Navy. Residence: Chicago, Illinois. Born at Larvik, Norway on 28 Jan 1843. Came to America in July 1863. Civil War: Sailor. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted in the US Navy for a year and was assigned to the U. S. Ram “Avenger”, an ironclad steamer gunboat on the Mississippi river, from 29 Feb 1864 to 14 Mar 1865. After his one year service, he enlisted at Mansfield for one year on 13 Apr 1865 in NY 81st Inf Co G and served until the end of the war. Private. Mustered out with Company G on 31 Aug 1865 at Fort Monroe, Virginia. Post war: He went back to Chicago and ran a cigar store. Married in 1869 to Jennie Bredenbeck. In 1878, they moved to Benson, Minnesota. He was Sheriff of Swift County for eight years. Died Feb 1922. Sources: (Obituary, Benson, Minnesota, 28 Feb 1922, submitted by Murray C Lawson, Mason City, Iowa) “Olsen, Otto J.” “Orson, John”

OLSEN, John

From Rannestad, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Fillmore County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, John M.

Residence: Allamakee County, Iowa. From Aalen, Sondre Throndhjems Amt. Civil War: Private. Died while a prisoner of war in Georgia. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, K. J.

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Barron County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, Knud

WI 15th Inf Co G. Residence: Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 24. Married. Enlisted for three years on 1 Oct 1861 at Beloit and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Dec 1861. Private. Discharged from the service for disability due to disease at Mississippi River Island No. 10, on 1 Aug 1862. Post war: In 1886, K. N. Oleson of Co G was living in Roland, Iowa. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-9; red book vol 20 p104) (Buslett p541) (Ager p313) (XSS Iowa p705)

OLSEN, Knud

WI 28th Inf Co B. Born 2 Jun 1844 at Norderhov, Buskerud, Norway, son of Ole Knudsen Blixrud and Anne Olsdatter. He came to America with his parents and a brother, Ole, on “Bull”, a Swedish brig which sailed from Gothenburg and arrived 24 Aug 1848. They came to Ottawa Township, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Post war: Married on 21 Jan 1868 to Martha Jones (1844-19130. Married on 16 Nov 1916 to Mathilda Hanson Erickson (1862-1928). Died 17 Dec 1928. Sources: (Naeseth ’48-1344)

OLSEN, Knud

See HELLE, Knud Olsen

OLSEN, Knud

See MELBY, Knud Olsen

OLSEN, Knude

NH 6th Inf Co A. Born “Knut Olsen Hulyvik” in Tysvaer, Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Gray eyes, brown hair, sandy complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted as a Substitute on 11 Jun 1864 at West Lebanon, New Hampshire. Private. Captured 27 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia. Imprisoned at Andersonville, Georgia. Enlisted in TN 10th Inf Co F. CSA in Oct 1864 at Camp Lawton, Millen, Georgia. Private. Captured 28 Dec 1864 at Egypt’s Station, Mississippi. Sent to Memphis, Tennessee, and then on 17 Jan 1865 to Alton Military Prison, Illinois. In prison hosptal suffering from intermittent fever from 31 Mar 1865 to 11 Jun 1865. Took oath of allegiance to the Union on 27 Jun 1865. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)

OLSEN, Knudt

WI 16th Inf Co K. Residence: Jordan, Green County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted for three years on 2 Dec 1863 at Jordan, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 19 Jan 1864. Private. Mustered out 12 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 80-17; red book vol 21 p214) (RWV2 p47)

OLSEN, Knudt

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 24. Married. Enlisted for three years on 9 Dec 1861 at Scandinavia and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 20 Dec 1861. Private. Was with the provisions transport from Stevenson, Alabama, in September and October, 1863. Killed at New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11; red book vol 20 p132) (Buslett p603) (Ager p315) “Olson, Knut” “Olson, Knudt”

OLSEN, Kolbe

IL 91st Inf Co E. Residence: Lisbon, Kendall County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 18 Jul 1862 at Lisbon. Mustered 8 Sep 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Mustered out 29 May 1865 at Mobile, Alabama. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p17)

OLSEN, Lars

See OSTRUS, Lars Olsen

OLSEN, Lars

WI 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 34. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 26 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Mustered 19 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Recruit. Bounty $100. Private. Joined the 27th from recruiting depot on 14 Nov 1864. Absent sick in general hospital at Little Rock, Arkansas, since 3 Feb 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-14, 130-12)

OLSEN, Lars

From Etne, Hordaland, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Story County, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, Lars

From Hedemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Cranfills Gap, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, Lars

From Sondre Gausdal, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Martell, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, Lars

From Vik in Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Lake Preston, South Dakota, in 1905. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, Lars

IL 64th Inf Co A. Residence: Freedom, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 24. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 25 Sep 1861 at Freedom. Mustered 20 Nov 1861 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran on 24 Dec 1863 at Pulaski, Tennessee. Re-mustered there on 8 Jan 1864. Promoted to Corporal. Mustered out on 11 Jul 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (ILSA reel 6 p47,48)

OLSEN, Lars

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Burke, Wisconsin. Born in Stryen, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862. Private. On leave 23 Feb to 1 Mar 1863. Sick in hospital at Columbus, Kentucky, 30 May 1863. Sick at Duval’s Bluff, Arkansas, 29 Aug 1863. Sick in hospital at Memphis, Tennessee, since 10 Oct 1863, according to Nov 1863 regimental report. Discharged from the service for disability, 17 Dec 1863 at Louisville. Kentucky. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,19; 130-10, 131-4,14)

OLSEN, Lars 1st

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 p317)

OLSEN, Lars 2nd

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 p317)

OLSEN, Lauritz

MN Lt Arty 2nd Battery. Residence: Winona County, Minnesota. Born 1841 in Drammen, Norway. Came to Utica, Winona County, Minnesota, and worked as a wheelwright. Civil War: Age 21. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enrolled 21 Feb 1862. Private. An Artificer (a skilled and specialized mechanic). Was in a hospital in the fall of 1862. Re-enlisted 22 Mar 1864. Was in a hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in September 1864. Discharged from the service with the battery, 16 Aug 1865. Post war: Returned to Winona County. Died 3 Jun 1909 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona. Sources: (MINN p795) (Ulvestad p317) (Newsletter “Action Front”, publication of the Second Minnesota Battery Ass’n, Circular No. 68, Aug 2000. Copy in Anoka Historical Society Library, Anoka, Minnesota)

OLSEN, Lewis

Residence: Kendall County, Illinois. Civil War: Private. Killed at Murfreesboro, Tennessee in the battle of Stone's River, 31 Dec 1862-2 Jan 1863. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, Lorents

See LANDSEM, Lorents Olsen

OLSEN, Louis

See DALE, Louis Olsen

OLSEN, Mads

See LYKKEN, Mads Olsen

OLSEN, Mads

Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Waushara County, Wisconsin, after the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, Martin

See LONGAARDEN, Martin Olsen

OLSEN, Martin

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSEN, Martin

From Horg, Storens Prestegjeld, Norway. Spanish-American War: Corporal. Post war: In 1907, he was living in Comstock, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p265)

OLSEN, Martin

WI 12th Inf Co C. Residence: Ridgeway, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 30 Sep 1861 at Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Oct 1861. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-5,15)

OLSEN, Martin

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. Private. Sick in Roscoe, Minnesota. Sources: (MCIW p796) (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Martin

WI 48th Inf Co D. Residence: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Merchant. Age 43. Unmarried. Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 14 Feb 1865 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Promoted to First Sergeant. On 8 Aug 1865, he was reduced from orderly sergeant to the ranks and immediately re-appointed to Sergeant. Mustered out 19 Feb 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 191-6,21; red book vol 53)

OLSEN, Martin

Spanish-American War: Lieutenant. Commissioned First Lieutenant. Paymaster Officer in Manila, the Philippines. Post war: Lived in Burnett County, Wisconsin, in 1907. Sources: (Ulvestad p258)

OLSEN, Mathias

From Biri, Norway. Civil War: Private. Wounded in the Battle for Atlanta, Georgia, 22 Jul 1864. Post war: Lived in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Mathias

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Christiania, Wisconsin. Born in Valdahl, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10½”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Christiania. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Corporal. Left sick at Helena, Arkansas, 13 Aug 1863. Sick in hospital at St. Louis, Missouri, since 14 Oct 1863, according to November 1863 regimental report. Died of disease, 21 Nov 1863, at Christiania, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,19; 130-10, 131-4)

OLSEN, Mathias

From Næs, Hedemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Brown County, Minnesota, in 1886. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Michael

Civil War: Private. Died in Chicago, Illinois, in 1863. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Narve

From Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Wounded, and was in a military prison in Jacksonville. Post war: Lived in Buffalo County, Wisconsin. Died in 1902. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Nels

WI. Civil War: Private. Died in the war. His son "Oley Nelson, Slater, Iowa". Sources: (Unknown descendent)

OLSEN, Neri

From Ovre Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Iowa (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Nikolai

From Eidsvold, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Red Wing, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Nils

From Skattedol, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Wounded. Post war: Lived in London, Washington. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Nils

From Vardal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Nils

From Vossevangen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Newcastle, Nebraska. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Nils

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Edwards, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Nils

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Goodhue County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Nils

Indian War: Private. Killed near New Ulm, Minnesota, on 19 Aug 1862, while returning from a reconnaissance. Sources: (MCIW p818) (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Nils

From Hardanger, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Waterville, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Nils

From Hammerfest, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Nebraska. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Nils

From Bergen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Granby County, Illinois, in 1892. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Nils

WI 8th Inf Co ?. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway on 2 Feb 1816, son of Ole Nielsen Fugleåseie and Sigri Gunnulvsdatter. On 3 Aug 1843, he married Aase Christiansdatter Prestmoen. They came from Rollag, Buskerud, on the “Tricolor”, sailing from Drammen and arriving in New York on 3 Jul 1844. Civil War: Private. Died on a Mississippi Riverboat and was buried in Keokuk, Iowa, in 1862. His son, Oley Nelson, served in the Wisconsin 40th Infantry, Company D. Sources: (Ulvestad p318) (VGC Pacific Skandinaven, Portland Oregon, 17 Jan 1919) (Naeseth ’44-139) “Olsen, Niels” “Berganeie, Niels Olsen”

OLSEN, Nils

Residence: Scandinavia, Wisconsin. From Stemdal, Skien, Norway. Civil War: Sergeant. Sources: (Ulvestad p260)

OLSEN, Nils K.

From Roraas, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Crookston, Minnesota, in 1905. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, O. J.

From Voss, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, O. R.

From Skaanevik, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Minnesota (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Olaus

From Rannestad, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Rushford, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Olaus

See SONJU, Olaus Olsen

OLSEN, Olavus C.

Residence: Neenah, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. From Christiania (Oslo), Norway. Civil War: Sergeant. Post war: He went to Sioux City, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p260)

OLSEN, Ole

See AABERG, Ole Olsen

OLSEN, Ole

WI 12th Inf Co C. Born 15 Jan 1842 in Nissedal, Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Enrolled for three years on 11 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Wounded in the battle of Atlanta. Post war: Died 7 Jan 1902. Buried at Perry, Daleyville, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-5,15) (Hedberg) “Grimstvedt, Ole O”

OLSEN, Ole

WI 14th Inf Co G. Civil War: Age 24. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 70-9)

OLSEN, Ole

WI 14th Inf Co G. Residence: Mosinee, Marathon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 37. Farmer. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’4¼”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Oct 1861 at Mosinee and mustered 30 Jan 1862 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Private. Took part in the battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, 7 Apr 1862. Discharged from the service 24 Feb 1863. Re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 Feb 1864. Took part in the battle of Nashville, Tennessee, on 15 & 16 Dec 1864. Took part in the campaign of Georgia until the fall of Atlanta. Took part in the siege of Fort Spanish, Alabama, in 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 19, p136)

OLSEN, Ole

IA 8th Inf Co G. Residence: Gunder, Iowa. Born4 Nov 1823 in Rollag, Nummedal, Norway, a son of Ola Nilsson Bergan and Angjers Olsdatter Landsverk. Married on 27 Dec 1848 to Bergit Halvorsdatter Valle. Came to America on the ship Christiania reaching New York on 16 Jul 1850. Settled first in Rock County, Wisconsin, before coming on to Iowa. Civil War: Age 40. Enlisted 15 Nov 1864. Mustered 15 Nov 1864. Private. Wounded severely 8 Apr 1865, Spanish Fort, Alabama. Discharged from the service 14 Jun 1865, New Orleans Louisiana, for disability. Died in Clayton County, Iowa, 24 Apr 1866, of his war wounds. Buried at Norway Lutheran Cemetery, near St. Olaf, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-I p1174) (Ulvestad p271) (Norma Bergan Helin, jnhelin@rconnect.com) “Bergan, Ole Oleson”

OLSEN, Ole

WI 16th Inf Co K. Residence: Grafton, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 18. Laborer. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 19 Oct 1861 at Port Washington, Wisconsin. Mustered 26 Nov 1861. Private. Discharged from the service 1 Apr 1862 for disability. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 80-12; red book vol 21 p214) (RWV2 p33)

OLSEN, Ole

WI 22nd Inf. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Gray eyes, light hair, flush complexion, 5’6”. Substitute for Engebret Swansen of Coon, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Enrolled for one year on 12 Oct 1864. 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)

OLSEN, Ole

WI 25th Inf Co K. Residence: Bergan, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 21 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. The following comment was written by his name on the final company muster roll: “Joined at Camp Smyrna Ga and was with company to the 2nd days of February when he said he was hurt in action and unknown to the Surgeon. Went back with Wounded to Beaufort SC Hospital and it is generally believed that he was a shirk and took this opportunity to get to the rear and avoid going farther on the campaign. He was a discharged Soldier from Mis…….”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 121-13,14; red book vol 30)

OLSEN, Ole

WI 33rd Inf Co E. Residence: Spring Valley, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Unmarried. Gray eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’9”, light build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Oct 1862 at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin. Bounty paid at muster $25 (of $100 total). Private. Died of disease (“brain fever”) at Memphis, Tennessee, on 30 Apr 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 151-7,14; red book vol 38) (Love p1112)

OLSEN, Ole

WI. Born 22 Feb 1838 in Gudvangen, Sogn og Fjordene, Norway, to Ole Kristensen Stegen and Ingrid Johnsdtr Draege. Came to America in 1851. Believed to have settled in Dane County, Koshkonong areas. Civil War: He was a photographer in the Civil War and was not known to have been a soldier. Post war: He eventually settled near Sacramento, California, using the name Ole Goodrich. Sources: (Letter, Dolores Jorgenson, Minneapolis, Minnesota, a great granddaughter of Ole’s brother Kristen Olsen Skjerpe)

OLSEN, Ole

From Næs, Hallingdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Beltrami, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p318) “Rotegaard, Ole”

OLSEN, Ole

From Hallingdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Goodhue County, Minnesota. Dead (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

From Hedemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Van Zandt County, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

From Hemsedal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Norseland, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

From Lands Prestegjeld, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Basswood, Wisconsin, (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

From Sondre Land, Norway. Civil War: Private. Suffered gunshot wound to his left forearm. Post war: Received pension of $4.00 a month in Sep 187?. Lived at Albert Lea, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p318) (Pension List, 1883)

OLSEN, Ole

From Stavanger, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Tansem, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

From Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Starbuck, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

From Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Battle Lake, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

From Voss, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Madison, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

From Værdalen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Freeborn County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Norman County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

Civil War: Private. Marine Soldier in the Civil War: Post war: Became postmaster in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where he died in 1905. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

Civil War: Private. Wagonmaster; also a wagon maker. Post war: Lived in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

From Voss, Norway. Indian War: Private. Was in the Indian wars from 1862 to 1865. Post war: Lived in Clay County, South Dakota. Dead (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

Indian War: Private. Killed near New Ulm, Minnesota, on 19 Aug 1862, while returning from a reconnaissance. Sources: (MCIW p818) (Ulvestad p318).

OLSEN, Ole

Indian War: Private. From Nicollet County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

Minnesota Mounted Volunteers, 1st Regiment. Indian War: Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

Residence: Madelia, Minnesota. From Sigdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Killed (or died of other causes) in 1864, in the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

Residence: Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. Civil War: Private. Died in Jackson, Tennessee. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Died in Baltic, South Dakota (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

Residence: Waseca County, Minnesota. From Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

Residence: Waukesha County, Wisconsin. From Faaberg, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Killed in 1864. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

IA 38th Inf Co E. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Enlisted 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 24 Sep 1862. Private. Transferred to the IA 38th Inf Co K on 3 Nov 1862. Died of disease 18 Aug 1863, Carrollton, Louisiana. Sources: (ISW-V p905)

OLSEN, Ole

See VALAGER, Ole Olsen

OLSEN, Ole

See LOHAUG, Ole Olsen

OLSEN, Ole

See KVALE, Ole Olsen

OLSEN, Ole

See KILEN, Ole Olsen

OLSEN, Ole

See BERGEN, Ole Olsen

OLSEN, Ole

See GRIMSTVEDT, Ole Olsen

OLSEN, Ole

See EIGE, Ole Olsen

OLSEN, Ole

MN Indian War: "Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862". Irregular State Militia, Co C. Organized at New Ulm, Minnesota, 15 Sep 1862, and served until 10 Oct 1862 in New Ulm. Private. Sources: (MCIW p788) (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole

See ARNEGAARD, Ole Olsen

OLSEN, Ole

See HEROM, Ole Olsen

OLSEN, Ole A.

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole C.

Residence: Holtan, Michigan. From Sorums Parish, Norway. Civil War: Sergeant. Three horses shot from under him, but he himself was not hit. Sources: (Ulvestad p260)

OLSEN, Ole E.

MN Brackett’s Cavalry Battalion. Civil War: Corporal. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Sources: (Ulvestad p265)

OLSEN, Ole E.

From Stavanger, Norway. Civil War: Sergeant. Post war: Died at Halstad, Minnesota, 1892. Sources: (Ulvestad p260)

OLSEN, Ole F.

From Stavanger, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Fillmore County, Minnesota (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole K.

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Des Moines, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole M.

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Black Earth, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 19. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 15 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Private. Sick at Bowling Green, Kentucky, 17 Sep 1862. Sick in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 24 Dec 1863. Taken prisoner at Knoxville, 1 Jan 1864, and died of disease in Andersonville Prison, 11 Jul 1864. Buried in grave 3162. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4; red book vol 20 p 34) (Buslett p395) (RWV p809) (GPO p148) (Ager p296)

OLSEN, Ole N.

Civil War: Private. Post war: A veteran of this name, living in Renville Station, Renville County, Minnesota, was granted a pension of $4 a month because of a wound to his left shoulder. Died in Renville County (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p318) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota)

OLSEN, Ole O.

Civil War: Private. Wounded at Stone's River, Tennessee; battle fought 31 Dec 1862 and 2 Jan 1863. Post war: Lived at Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)

OLSEN, Ole S.

Civil War: Private. Post war: A veteran of this name, living in Battle Lake, Otter Tail County, was granted a pension of $2 a month because of a gun shot wound to his left foot. Lived at Bratsberg, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p318) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota)

OLSEN, Oliver Christian

See OLSTON, Oliver C.

OLSEN, Oluf

WI 52nd Inf Co D. Residence: Farmington, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Bookbinder. Age 18. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 8 Apr 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 11 Apr 1865 at Madison. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out with his company on 28 Jul 1865 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 200-5,18)

OLSEN, Oluff

NY 1st Inf Co I. Residence: New York, New York. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Rygg p47) (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSEN, Oscar

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Sheldon, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Oscar

Residence: Vernon County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Private. Killed in the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Oscar

Residence: Monroe County, Wisconsin. Spanish-American War: Private. Injured in the Philippines and died there. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Osgrim

From Hallingdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Gunder, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Osten

From Hallingdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Northwood, Iowa, in 1904. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Osten

MN 1st Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Osten

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Dane County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Otto

NY 174th Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSEN, Otto Johan

See OLSEN, John

OLSEN, Peder

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived at Sisseton, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Peder

From Vardal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Peder

From Hadeland, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Minnewaukon, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Peder

From Ringebu, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Iola, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p319) “Hole, Peder Olson”

OLSEN, Peter

WI 46th Inf Co I. Residence: York, Green County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Jefferson, Green County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Blacksmith. Age 32. Married. Blue eyes, auburn hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for one year on 3 Feb 1865 at York, Wisconsin. Mustered 11 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 186-10,13; red book vol 51) “Olson, Peter”

OLSEN, Peter

NY 103rd Inf. and 5th Artillery. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSEN, Rasmus

MN 2nd Inf Co G. Residence: Ramsey, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Born “Rasmus Olsen Askeland” in Sebø, Radøy, Norway. Civil War: Age 34. Mustered 8 Jul 1861. Bugler. Transferred to the Regimental Band on 1 Sep 1861. Private. Musician. Discharged from the service by order of General Buell on 24 Apr 1862, along with all others in the Regimental Band. Sources: (MINN p51) (MCIW p123, 138) (Ulvestad p319) (Letter, Alma Lilleskare, Edmonds, Washington) “Oleson, Rasmus”

OLSEN, Renhard

From Hedemarken, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Morgan County, Utah. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Richard

NY 6th Cavalry. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSEN, Runberg

See RUNDBERG, Olson

OLSEN, Sam

Residence: Grafton, North Dakota. Spanish-American War: Sergeant. Sources: (Ulvestad p260)

OLSEN, Samuel

WI 28th Inf Co K. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 20. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Primrose. Mustered 14 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 23 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-12; red book vol 33) (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Samuel

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co D. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Enrolled 15 Nov 1864. Mustered 18 Nov 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 26 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p584) (MCIW p622) (Ulvestad p319). “Oleson, Samuel”

OLSEN, Sever

WI 33rd Inf Co E. Residence: Spring Valley, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”, heavy build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Oct 1862 at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin. Bounty paid at muster $25 (of $100 total). Private. Died 12 Feb 1863 of pneumonia at Moscow, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 151-7,14,19; red book vol 38) (Love p1112)

OLSEN, Sever

WI 27th Inf Co H. Civil War: Private. Died of disease 25 Sep 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 129-19)

OLSEN, Simon

See SLAABAKKEN, Simon Olsen

OLSEN, Simon

MN Bracket's Cavalry Battalion. Civil War: Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Died at a hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1862. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Simon

Born “Simon Reigstad” at Ostrefjord prestegjeld, Bergen, Norway. Indian War: Private. Served in Indian wars in Oregon and Washington. Post war: Lived in Colby, Washington. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Sivert

Residence: Dane County, Wisconsin. From Hof, Solor, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Eagle Lake, Minnesota, in 1891. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Solfest

IL 1st Lt Arty New Battery B. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Hardanger, Norway. Civil War: Shoemaker. Age 33. Gray eyes, red hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 16 Jun 1864. Mustered 16 Jul 1863 at Chicago. Private. Mustered out 6 Jul 1865 at Chicago. Post war: Lived in Fairfax, Minnesota. In February 1867 while living in the National Home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Solfest Olsen was granted a pension of $12 a month because of asthma, disability of his lungs, etc. Pension # 77,812. Sources: (ILSA reel 16 p28) (Ulvestad p319) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.)

OLSEN, Soren

From Bærum, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Anoka, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Soren

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Madison, Wisconsin. Born in Vinge, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 35. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Left sick at Helena, Arkansas, 13 Aug 1863. Died of chronic diarrhea in hospital at Memphis, Tennessee, 26 Sep 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10, 130-10, 131-4) (Love p1104)

OLSEN, Soren

From Etne, Hordaland, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Story County, Iowa (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Soren

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Frenchville, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Stener

From Ovre Telemarken, Norway. Indian War: Private. Post war: Lived in Amboy, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Stener

From Hedemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Lyon County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Svend

See HAUGEN, Svend Olsen

OLSEN, Svend

Civil War: Private. Wounded. Post war: Died at Brandon, Minnesota (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Svend

From Hamar, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Chippewa County, Minnesota, in 1893. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Svend

From Hallingdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Northwood, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Sylvester

From Voss, Norway. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, T.

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Murray County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, T. J.

From Voss, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived near Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Died in 1886. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Targa

WI 23rd Inf Co A. Residence: Dunkirk, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 20. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Dunkirk. Mustered 25 Aug 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service 29 May 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana. Post war: Buried at Riverside cemetery, Stoughton, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-13; red book vol 28) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) “Oleson, Torger” “Oleson, Targer”

OLSEN, Theodore

NY 40th Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSEN, Thomas

WI 2nd Inf Co B. From Ostlandet somewhere, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted 20 May 1862. Private. Discharged 20 May 1865. Post war: Lived in Taylor, Stark County, North Dakota. Said to be suffering a “liver complaint”. Sources: (Ulvestad p319) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59) “Olson, Thomas”

OLSEN, Thomas

From Oslandet, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Pierce County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Thomas

Civil War: Private. From Sigdal, Norway. Post war: Lived in Ashby, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Thomas

MN 115th Inf Co F. Residence: East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Spanish-American War: Age 29. Enrolled 2 Jul 1898 at East Grand Forks. Mustered 14 Jul 1898 at Camp Ramsey. Private. Mustered out 27 Mar 1899 at Camp McKenzie. Sources: (MSAW p395)

OLSEN, Thomas

From Nummedal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Sacred Heart, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Thomas

WI 1st Army Corps (Hancock’s Corps), 1st Company. Residence: Algoma, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Carpenter. Age 27. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 23 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 1 Mar 1865. Recruit entitled to $100 bounty. Private. Assigned Company K, 2nd Regiment, this corps. Discharged from the service on 23 Feb 1866 at Elmira, New York. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 256-1,2,6)

OLSEN, Thomas

Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Chicago, Illinois (before 1907). Buried in Dows, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Thomas H.

Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Willmar, Minnesota, (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Thore

MN Indian War: "Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862". Irregular State Militia, Co C. Organized at New Ulm, Minnesota, 15 Sep 1862, and served until 10 Oct 1862 in New Ulm. Private. Sources: (MCIW p788)

OLSEN, Thron

WI 27th Inf Co A. Residence: Kewaunee, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 28. Carpenter. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Kewaunee. Mustered 23 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee. Private. Wounded in skirmish near Camden, Mississippi, in April 1863. Sent to General hospital at Milwaukee on 19 Apr 1865. Died of disease (chronic diarrhea) on 27 Apr 1865 at Mobile, Alabama. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 129-3) (Love p1104) (Quiner: Military History of Wisconsin, p762.) “Olson, Thron”

OLSEN, Tideman

From Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Wounded. Post war: Lived in Sioux Rapids, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Tollef

From Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Vermillion, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Tollef

From Sogndal, Dalerne, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Valley City, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Tollefsen

WI 14th Inf Co G. Residence: Eaton, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Laborer. Unmarried. Hazel eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’6¾”. Enlisted for three years on 28 Sep 1861 at Eaton and mustered 30 Jan 1862 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service for disability on 26 Dec 1862 at St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (WHS red book vol 19, p136)

OLSEN, Torben

From Bamle, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Goodhue County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Tore

Residence: Nicollet County, Minnesota. Indian War: Private. Killed in fighting at New Ulm, Minnesota, on 19 Aug 1862 while returning from a reconnaissance. Sources: (MCIW p818) (Ulvestad p319).

OLSEN, Tore

See SLETTEN, Tore Olsen

OLSEN, Tore

From Aardal, Ryfylke, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Dane County, Wisconsin (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, Torkel

From Sigdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Dalton, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p319) (Otter Tail County Historical Society)

OLSEN, Tosten

See FJERESTAD, Tosten Olsen

OLSEN, Tosten

WI 16th Inf Co A. Civil War: Age 35. Gray eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Drafted. $26.25 paid for his arrest and delivery. Enrolled for one year on 28 Sep 1864 at Jackson, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 2 Jun 1865 at Washington DC Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 80-18)

OLSEN, Tosten

From Nesheim, Bergens Diocese, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Quandahl, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, W.

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Kendall County, Illinois. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSEN, William

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived at Palermo, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p319)

OLSET, Ole

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Houston County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p320)

OLSON, Aanun

WI 15th Inf Co A. Residence: Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Farmer. Age 45. Married. Blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 28 Jan 1862 in Jefferson County. Mustered 31 Jan 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Left sick at Iuka, Mississippi, 21 Mar 1862. Died at hospital at Nashville, Tennessee, of chronic diarrhea, 27 Jul 1863. Buried Nashville Cemetery; section C, grave 393. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-3; red book vol 20 p 20) (Buslett p363) (Ager p293)

OLSON, Aarent

IL 23rd Inf Co K Consolidated. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Blacksmith. Age 20. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’10½”. Enlisted for one year on 28 Mar 1865 at Marengo, Illinois, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Promoted to Corporal. Mustered out with his Company on 24 Jul 1865 at Richmond, Virginia. Sources: (ILSA reel 17 p52)

OLSON, Aasmund

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: York, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Civil War: Age 33. Married. Enlisted for three years on 23 Oct 1861 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to LaCrosse. Mustered 1 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Left sick at Bowling Green, Kentucky, on 4 Nov 1862. Sent to hospital at Nashville, Tennessee, 8 Aug 1863. Transferred to the Invalid Corps on 26 Sep 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7; red book vol 20 p76) (TAR) (Buslett p490) (Ager p305) (Ulvestad p319) “Olson, Osmund” “Olsen, Amund”

OLSON, Albert

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Unmarried. Farmer. Age 35. Blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 26 Nov 1861 at Decorah and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 29 Dec 1861. Private. Promoted to Corporal. Wounded in the Battle at Stone's River, Tennessee, 30 & 31 Dec 1862, and sent to hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Served as an escort with the provision transport from Stevenson, Alabama, in October 1863. Sick in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 28 Nov 1863, and sent to Convalescent Center there. Died of disease in General Hospital at Knoxville, Tennessee, 17 Mar 1864. Buried in National Cemetery at Knoxville; section 6, grave 12. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8,15; red book vol 20 p84) (Buslett p513) (Ulvestad p264) (DGA) (Ager p307) (Meeker) “Olsen, Albert”

OLSON, Albert

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: New Hope, Portage County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 33. Enlisted for three years on 19 Nov 1861 at Scandinavia, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 20 Dec 1861. Private. Died of disease at Mississippi River Island No. 10, 24 May 1862. Buried at Mississippi River National Cemetery near Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-11, 77-3; red book vol 20 p132) (Buslett p603) (Ager p315)

OLSON, Alexander

IL 10th Inf Co C. Residence: Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. Born in Bergen, Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Shoemaker. Unmarried. Black eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted for three years on 17 Aug 1861 at Quincy, and mustered there the same day. Private. Sources: (ILSA reel one p 64)

OLSON, Alexander

WI 32nd Inf Co F. Residence: Egg Wisconsin. Born in Pennsylvania. Civil War: Age 40. Unmarried. Farmer. Hazel eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’10½”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Mustered 25 Sep 1862 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Private. “Was always present till Sept 63”. Died of chronic diarrhea 30 Oct 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 148-14; red book vol 37)

OLSON, Alf

MN 4th Inf Co B. Residence: Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 29. Substitute. Mustered 6 Jun 1864. Private. Discharged from the service 19 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p 183) (MCIW p225, 689) (Ulvestad p315). “Oleson, Alf”

OLSON, Alfred

US Army, Bureau of Aircraft, 27th Co. Born 28 Dec 1894 in Token, Norway, son of Ole Vemmelvik and Marit. He came from Norway in 1914. First World War: Age 23. Entered the service on 14 Oct 1918 at Canton, South Dakota. Private. Died of bronchial pneumonia at age 24 on 28 Oct 1918 at Camp Lewis, Washington. Buried in Lands Cemetery, Hudson, South Dakota, lot 74, block 3, grave 1. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Lincoln County)

OLSON, Amon

MN 10th Inf Co H. Residence: St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age not shown. Enrolled 21 Aug 1862. Mustered 21 Oct 1862. Private. Died 21 Jan 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (MINN p488) (MCIW p484) (Ulvestad p315)

OLSON, Amund

WI 15th Inf Co A. Residence: Bad Ax County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted for three years on 14 Nov 1861 in Bad Ax County. Mustered 17 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sick in hospital, Mound City, Illinois. Given leave from hospital. Overstayed his leave. Sick in Bardstown, Kentucky, 8 Oct 1862. Wounded in Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, 20 Sep 1863 and sent to hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Was sick in camp hospital 11 Jul 1864. Mustered out with A Company at Chattanooga, Tennessee, on 20 Dec 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-3; red book vol 20 p 20) (Buslett p363) (Ager p293)

OLSON, Amund

WI 30th Inf Co D. Residence: Martell, Pierce County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years at Martell on 21 Aug 1862. Mustered 21 Oct 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out on 20 Sep 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 140-13; red book vol 35)

OLSON, Andrew

Civil War: Post war: Buried at McFarland, Wisconsin; stone reads “1848 – 1926”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

OLSON, Andrew

IA 5th Cav Co I. Residence: Jackson County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 41. Enlisted 23 Oct 1861. Mustered 1 Nov 1861. Private. Died of disease 31 Jul 1862, St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (ISW-IV p962)

OLSON, Andrew

IL 7th Inf Co I. Residence: El Paso, Wordford County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 25. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for one year on 10 Jan 1865 at Springfield, Illinois. Mustered the same day. Private. Mustered out 9 Jul 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (ILSA reel 1 p 46)

OLSON, Andrew

WI 46th Inf Co G. Residence: York, Green County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Vienna, Dane County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 41. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 16 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 27 Feb 1865. Bounty $100. Private. Mustered out with this Company on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-13; red book vol 51)

OLSON, 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, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 22 Feb 1864 at Wiota, Wisconsin. Mustered 23 Mar 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Transferred to Company G on 20 Jun 1865. Mustered out 8 Jul 1865 near Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 145; red book vol 36)

OLSON, Andrew

WI 30th Inf Co H. Residence: Springwater, Washara County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Aug 1862 at Springwater. Mustered 21 Oct 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 20 Sep 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 140-9,13; red book vol 35)

OLSON, Andrew

MN 11th Inf Co C. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 39. Enrolled 26 Aug 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 26 Jun 1865. Sources: (MINN p507) (MCIW p496)

OLSON, Andrew

WI 22nd Inf Co A. Residence: Racine, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 23. Carpenter. Light eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Aug 1862 at Racine. Mustered 1 Sep 1862 at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Said to have been confined in a southern prison during the war. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 111-14; red book vol 27) (Racine County Historical Society)

OLSON, Andrew

WI 1st Inf Co D. Civil War: Age 30. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, sandy complexion, 5’4½”. Drafted at New Denmark, Wisconsin, on 27 Nov 1863. Enrolled for three years and mustered the same day at Green Bay, Wisconsin. Private. Transferred to WI 21st Inf Co I on 19 Sep 1864. Was in the battles of the Atlanta campaign. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 2; red books vol 7, vol 26) “Olsen, Andrew”

OLSON, Andrew A.

IL 12th Inf Co G. Residence: DuQuoin, Perry County, Illinois. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 20. Farmer. Unmarried. Hazel eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 25 Jul 1861 Private. Discharged for wounds on 19 Aug 1862. Sources: (ILSA reel one p 101)

OLSON, Andrew E.

WI 25th Inf Co B. Residence: Richwood, Richland County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Married. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 14 Dec 1863 at Richland Center, Rickland County. Mustered 18 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Recruit. Joined the company on 4 Mar 1864. Was with the company until 5 Aug 1864 when he was sent to a hospital sick. He died of fever on 4 Oct 1864 at Marietta, Georgia. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 121-14; red book vol 30) (Love p1100) “Oleson, Andrew”

OLSON, Andrew F.

WI 22nd Inf Co K. Residence: Cambridge, Wisconsin. Born “Anders Olson Flaten” in Norway. Civil War: Shoemaker. Age 21. Hazel eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enrolled 10 Mar 1865 at New Diggings, Wisconsin, for one year. Substitute for Robert Ron. Private. Transferred “in the field near Washington, DC” from WI 22nd Inf Co K to the WI 3rd Inf on 1 Jun 1865. Post war: Buried at East Koshkonong, Wisconsin; stone reads “3 Aug 1843 – 14 Aug 1927”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 12-2; red book vol 27) (Letter to Minneapolis Norwegian Language Newspaper, 1892, signed A.K.Brenden, Bend OR) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) “Olson, Anders”

OLSON, Andrew H.

IA 12th Inf Co G. Born 1846 in Norway. Civil War: Entered service Feb 1864. Private. Discharged Jun 1865. Sources: (South Dakota Historical collections, vol XVI, publ 1932, p336)

OLSON, Andrew W.

WI 52nd Inf Co C. Civil War: Post war: Buried in Holden cemetery, Mt. Morris, Wisconsin. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg)

OLSON, Andrew the 1st

MN 2nd Inf Co E. Residence: Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Substitute. Mustered 6 Jun 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 11 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p84) (MCIW p134) “Oleson, Andrew”

OLSON, Andrew the 2nd

MN 2nd Inf Co E. Residence: Houston, Houston County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Drafted. Mustered 27 May 1864. Private. Discharged from the service by order 11 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p84) (MCIW p134) “Oleson, Andrew”

OLSON, Anthony

WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Rush River, St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 18. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 10 Jun 1861 at Prescott, Wisconsin. Mustered 16 Jul 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Took part in the battles of Gainesville, Virginia, 28-29 Aug 1862; Second Bull Run, Virginia; 30 Aug 1862, and South Mountain, Maryland 14 Sep 1862. Wounded slightly at South Mountain. Took part in the battle of Antietam, Maryland, 17 Sep 1862. Wounded at Antietam. Transferred to Invalid Corps, 21st Regiment, Company B, on 17 Sep 1863. [Invalid Corps was later renamed the Veterans Reserve Corps.] Re-enlisted in Veterans Reserve Corps 23 May 1864 at Albany, New York. Mustered out 26 Oct 1865 at Trenton, New Jersey. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 27-4; red book vol 11 p46) (Larsen)

OLSON, Anton

WI 14th Inf Co I. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Farmer. Unmarried. Gray eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 25 Feb 1864 at La Crosse. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Was all through the campaign around Atlanta, in the battle of Nashville and the pursuit of Hood’s army. Was in the siege of Fort Spanish and the campaign against Montgomery, Alabama. Sources: (WHS red book vol 19, p172)

OLSON, Anton

WI 14th Inf Co D. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Blue eyes, dark brown hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 25 Feb 1864 at La Crosse. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Transferred to WI 14th Inf Co I. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 70-14; red book vol 19, p82) “Oleson, Anton”

OLSON, Arve

WI 32nd Inf Co E. Residence: Ettrick, Trempeauleau County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 33. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 21 Sep 1864 at Ettrick, and mustered there the same day. Private. “On all campaigns since joining the company.” Was wounded in action at Rivers Bridges, Saltketchie Swamp, South Carolina, in right breast and arm. Sent to General Hospital, Beaufort, South Carolina. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 148-13; red book vol 37) “Oleson, Anvie”

OLSON, Asbon

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)

OLSON, Asgrim

Born 1842. Civil War: Post war: Died 1924 at Gunder, Iowa. Sources: (Gunder History and Heritage, publ. by Gunder Community Club, c 2000, Sect. 6 p 5)

OLSON, Aslak

MN 3rd Inf Co D. Residence: Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 3 Oct 1861. Mustered 4 Nov 1861. Private. Discharged from the service for disability, 20 Jun 1862. Post war: A man by this name living in New Centreville, Saint Croix County, Wisconsin, was granted a pension of $4 a month because of a wound to his right shoulder. Sources: (MINN p138) (MCIW p185) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.)

OLSON, Austin

IA 32nd Inf Co B. Residence: Bristol, Iowa. Born 17 Mar 1831 in Hol parish, Hallingdal, Norway. Came to America in 1852 to Clayton County, Iowa. Went to St. Ansger and then to Silver Lake, and finally to just west of Northwood. Married about 1855 to Gunnil. Civil War: Age 28. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’4½”. Enlisted 21 Aug 1862. Mustered 11 Sep 1862 at Dubuque, Iowa. Private. Served as cook and teamster. Contracted asthma during the war years. Mustered out 24 Aug 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Post war: Married on 21 Apr 1867 to Gunnil’s sister, Ingeborg. Sources: (ISW-V p97) (Walk)

OLSON, Barney

WI 49th Inf Co I. Residence: Excelsior, Sauk County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for one year on 20 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 22 Feb 1865 at Madison. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 193-11,13,27) “Oleson, Barney”

OLSON, Ben

MN 12th Inf Co M. Residence: Elmore, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Spanish-American War: Age 23. Enrolled 29 Apr 1898 at Blue Earth City, Minnesota. Mustered 6 May at Camp Ramsey. Private. Mustered out 5 Nov 1898 at New Ulm, Minnesota. Sources: (MSAW p197)

OLSON, Bendick

CO 1st Cav Co D. Civil War: Enlisted 28 Oct 1861. Private. Discharged 29 Oct 1865. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Belmont, Traill County, North Dakota. Sources: (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59)

OLSON, Benedick

WI 21st Inf Co G. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 30. Miller. Blue eyes, light hair, sandy complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Waupaca. Mustered 5 Sep 1862 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Private. Engaged in the battles of Chaplain Hills, Jefferson Pike, Stone’s River, Hoover Gap, Chickamauga, the campaign to Atlanta, the campaign to Savannah, and the campaign to Goldsboro, North Carolina. He was in the battle of Bentonville, North Carolina. Promoted to Corporal on 1 May 1865. Post war: A “Benedict Olson 1832-1902” stone is in Scandinavia Lutheran Cemetery Sect. I Row 19, Waupaca County. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 106-9,14; red book vol 26) (KJR) (USGenWeb Archives by Geraldine Trinrud gertrin@gglbbs.com) “Olson, Benedict”

OLSON, Bert

MN 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Fosston, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Spanish-American War: Age 25. Enrolled 2 Jul 1898 at Fosston. Mustered 14 Jul 1898 at Camp Ramsey. Private. In hospital 12 Aug to 15 Dec 1898. On sick furlough 16 Dec 1898 to 15 Jan 1899. Furlough extended 16 Jan 1899 to 13 Feb 1899. Mustered out 27 Mar at Camp McKenzie. Sources: (MSAW p395)

OLSON, Bonde

MN 3rd Inf Co D. Residence: Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Norway; military records list Sweden. Civil War: Age 24. Enrolled 3 Oct 1861. Mustered 4 Nov 1861. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Promoted to Corporal. Promoted to Sergeant. Re-enlisted 1 Jan 1864. Promoted to First Lieutenant of Company K, 1 Oct 1864. Date of his commission 3 May 1865. Named Regimental Quartermaster 13 May 1865. Discharged from the service with his regiment on 2 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p138,116) (MCIW p178,185,195,687) (Ulvestad p253)

OLSON, Borre

WI 38th Inf Co I. Residence: El Paso, Pierce County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 25. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 22 Aug 1864 at Prescott, Wisconsin. Mustered 13 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Recruit. Private. Mustered out at Tennallytown, DC, on 2 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 170-11; red book vol 43)

OLSON, Carl

See OLESON, Karl

OLSON, Charles

WI 4th Cav Co D. Residence: Jackson, Adams County, Wisconsin. Born in Lilleyord (?), Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 25. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4½”. Enlisted for three years on 1 Jan 1864 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mustered there on 13 Feb 1864. Private. Promoted to Corporal 13 Jul 1864. Discharged from the service 14 Sep 1865 by order of General Merritt at New Orleans. Sources: (WHS red book vol 4a p112)

OLSON, Charles

IL 17th Inf Co E. Residence: Galesburg, Knox County. Illinois. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 24. Laborer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair\, dark complexion, 5’11¼” Enlisted for three years on 25 May 1861 at Peoria, Illinois, and mustered there the same day. Private. Sources: (ILSA reel two p 21)

OLSON, Charles

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Buchanan, LaCrosse County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 38. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 12 Nov 1861 at La Crosse. Mustered 10 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sick in a hospital at Nashville, Tennessee, on 1 Aug, on 26 Nov and on 26 Dec 1862. "Has not been heard from since and is dropped as deserter", Company E clerk wrote on roster of 31 Aug 1864. Charles Olson died at Nashville Hospital on 14 Jan 1863 and is buried at the National Cemetery there; section B, grave 1075. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7; red book vol 20 p76) (TAR) (Buslett p489) (Ager p305)

OLSON, Charles

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Stockholm, Pepin County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 31. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 5 Dec 1861 at Stockholm and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 20 Dec 1861. Private. Was with the transportation unit from Stevenson, Alabama, in October 1863. Was with Bridge’s Battery in November 1863. Was with 6th Ohio Battery in February 1864. Mustered out with I Company at Chattanooga, Tennessee, 10 Feb 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11; red book vol 20 p132) (Buslett p603) (Ager p315)

OLSON, Charles

NY Mar. Artillery. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSON, Christ

IL 44th Inf Co E. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 35. Unmarried. Gray eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 1 Aug 1861 at Chicago. Mustered there on 13 Sep 1861. Private. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p74)

OLSON, Christ

MN 4th Battery Artillery (may be US Artillery). Born 5 Aug 1866 in Norway. Spanish-American War: Age 23. Enlisted 11 Aug 1889 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. Private. Discharged 18 Jul 1892 at Fort Riley, Kansas. Post war: Died 5 Jan 1932 at age 66 of carcinoma of larynx. Buried in Battle Mountain Sanitarium Cemetery, Hot Springs, South Dakota, lot 9, block 3, grave 9. Sources: (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Fall River County)

OLSON, Christian

WI 11th Inf Co B. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born about 1820 in Denmark. Civil War: Enlisted on 2 Jan 1862 at Winchester. Private. Transferred to Company H on 14 Jan 1865. Transferred to WI 24th Inf on 13 Feb 1865. Sources: (History of the town of Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, publ. 2002 p 4-19)

OLSON, Christian

MI 4th Cav Co A. Civil War: Private. Sources: (RUS p 303)

OLSON, Christian

MN 2nd Inf Co K. Residence: Wilmington, Houston County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Drafted. Mustered 27 May 1864. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 11 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p113) (MCIW p145)

OLSON, Christian

WI 8th Inf Co I. Residence: Jackson, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Farmer. Blue eyes, sandy hair, sandy complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Sep 1861 at La Crosse and mustered 24 Sep 1861. Enlistment credited to Onalaska, Wisconsin. Private. In action at Corinth 3 Oct 1862; Vicksburg 22 May 1863; Mechanicsburg 4 Jun 1863; Richmond 15 Jun 1863; De Russy 4 Mar 1864; Jaynes Hill 21 Mar 1864; Pleasant Hill 5 Apr 1864; Old River 22 Apr 1864; Sugar Mills 21 May 1864; Monsoura 16 May 1864; Yellow Bayou 8 May 1864. Died of disease on 19 Jun 1864 at General Hospital in Cairo, Illinois. Sources: (WHS red book vol 13 p 172) (WLCW p40)

OLSON, Christian

IA 5th Cav Co A. Residence: Omaha, Nebraska. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 22. Enlisted 29 Aug 1861. Mustered the same day. Private. Mustered out 28 Sep 1864 at Atlanta, Georgia, expiration of term of service. Sources: (ISW-IV cd p114)

OLSON, Christian

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Toten, Norway, about 1831. Civil War: Age 30. Married. Enlisted for three years on 2 Jan 1862 at Neenah, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 18 Jan 1862. Private. Sick in Bowling Green, Kentucky, 4 Nov 1862. Served as escort to the provision transport to Stevenson, Alabama, on 13 Oct 1863. Sick and sent to hospital 1 May 1864. Transferred to Company H at Whiteside, Tennessee, 14 Jan 1865. Mustered out at Madison, Wisconsin, 8 Feb 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4; red book vol 20 p34) (Buslett p393) (Ager p297) (Gjertveit) (RWV p809)

OLSON, Christian

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Mt. Morris, Waushara County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway about 1839. Civil War: Age 21. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 9 Dec 1861 at Scandinavia, Wisconsin. Mustered as Sergeant, 20 Dec 1861, at Madison, Wisconsin. Commissioned Second Lieutenant at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 24 Nov 1862 with rank from 3 Nov 1862. Supervised a unit of laborers in building a battery. Was in special service as post adjutant. Was with the provision transport from Stevenson, Alabama, in October 1863. Served as commander of Company H during part of 1864. Also did special service commanding Companies E, A, F and B. Commander of a stockade at Lookout Creek for a time in 1864. Commanded a squadron of recruits not yet inducted. Mustered out with Company I on 10 Feb 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11; red book vol 20 p126) (Buslett p583) (Ulvestad p258) (“Notes of a Civil War Soldier“ by Bersven Nelson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, vol 26, by NAHA, 1974, p139)

OLSON, Christian

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Avoca, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 27. Married. Blue eyes, red hair, 5’10½”. Farmer. Enlisted for three years on 9 Jan 1862 at Avoca and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Private. Corporal. Sick in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on 27 October 1863. Died there of chronic diarrhea on 12 Nov 1863. Buried in National Cemetery there; section A, grave 368. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12; red book vol 20 p142) (Buslett p636) (Ulvestad p264) (Ager p319) “Olsen, Christian”

OLSON, Christian

Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Lemond, Minnesota (before 1907) Sources: (Ulvestad p316)

OLSON, Christian

WI 47th Inf Co A. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Milford, Jefferson County. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Farmer. Age 44. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 10 Feb 1865 at Dale, Wisconsin. Mustered 21 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty. Private. Post war: Buried in Alden Cemetery, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Grave unmarked. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 188-13; red book vol 52) (FCHS)

OLSON, Christian

WI 53rd Inf Co D. Civil War: Private. Post war: Buried at Coon Prairie, Westby, Wisconsin; stone reads “7 Sep 1823 – 29 Apr 1897”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg)

OLSON, Christian M.

WI 30th Inf Co C. Residence: Galesville, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Galesville. Mustered 21 Oct 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Promoted to Corporal 16 Dec 1862. Under arrest and then returned to duty in February 1864. Reduced to ranks on 5 Nov 1864. On detached service guarding medical supplies on 13 Jun 1865. On furlough 8 Aug 1865. Mustered out 4 Sep 1865 at Madison. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 140-13; red book vol 35) (Larsen p49)

OLSON, Christopher

MI 26th Inf Co A. Civil War: Private. Sources: (RUS p 303)

OLSON, Christopher

MN 3rd Inf Co D. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 31. Mustered 11 Feb 1864. Recruit. Private. Died at Little Rock, Arkansas, 24 Oct 1864. Sources: (MINN p140) (MCIW p185) (Ulvestad p316)

OLSON, Christopher

Born “Christopher Olsen Indrenæs” on 10 Aug 1839 in Skånevik, Hordaland, Norway, son of Ole Johannesen Indrenæs and Brithe Larsdatter Baugstø. He came to America with his parents and siblings on “Harmonie”, which sailed from Stavanger, Rogaland, on 13 May 1849 and arrived in New York on 3 Jul 1849. They came to Lisbon, Illinois, where his father died in August 1849. The family moved on to Roland, Story County, Iowa. Civil War: Died in the war. Sources: (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-66)

OLSON, Colburn

DT 2nd Cav Co B. Born near Bergen, Norway, in 1828. Indian War: Age 34. Enrolled 20 Sep 1862 at Brule Creek, Dakota Territory. Private. Disabled by illness. Discharged from the service 15 Aug 1864 at Fort Randall. Post war: Died 1897 at age 69 at Vermillion, South Dakota and is buried in Clay Creek Cemetery, Vermillion. Sources: (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Clay County)

OLSON, Daniel

IL 95th Inf Co I. Residence: Algonquin, McHenry County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Shoemaker. Age 26. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 13 Jan 1864 at Algonquin. Mustered the same day at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Transferred to 47th Illinois Infantry, Company K, 25 Jul 1865. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p40)

OLSON, Daniel

WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Janesville, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Carpenter. Age 38. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 21 Sep 1864 at Janesville. Private. Absent after 8 Dec 1864. Returned to duty 20 Dec 1864. Absent sick 22 Mar 1865. Returned to duty 22 Apr 1865. Absent sick 4 May 1865. Discharged from the service 14 Jun 1865 at Washington DC. Sources: (WHS red book vol 11 p46)

OLSON, Daniel

NY 18th Cavalry. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSON, Ebrah

WI 30th Inf Co C. Residence: Preston, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10½”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Galesville, Wisconsin. Mustered 21 Oct 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. He was killed during a draft riot in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, on 10 Sep 1863, shot twice in his left breast by a revolver. Buried in Madison. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 140-13; red book vol 35) (Larsen p49) (Love p1108) (Kennedy, James B. Wisconsin Civil War name index) “Oleson, Ebrat” “Olson, Ebrat”

OLSON, Edwin

MN 10th Inf Co D. Residence: Holden, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enrolled 22 Aug 1862. Mustered 9 Oct 1862. Private. Promoted to Corporal. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 19 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p471) (MCIW p478) (Ulvestad p316) “Olson, Edvin”

OLSON, Egle

WI 3rd Inf Co G. Residence: Moscow, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 44. Blue eyes, sandy hair, sandy complexion, 5’6”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 28 Sep 1864 at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Died of disease in general hospital at Bridgeport, Alabama, on 2 Feb 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 9 p142) (Love p1061)

OLSON, Elef

MN 2nd Inf Co H. Born in Norway, 25 Jan 1837. Civil War: Age 23. Enrolled Nov 1864. Private. Post war: Married to Barbara, who was born in Gols Prestegjeld, Norway, 29 Jan 1839, and who died 29 Sep 1912. Moved from Minnesota to Griggs County, Dakota Territory, in Jan 1881. Died 4 Feb 1924. Sources: (1885 Census, Dakota Territory) (North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies) “Olson, Ellef”.

OLSON, Ellev

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Black Earth, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 26. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 17 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Private. On military police duty, 17th, 20th and 24th of December, 1862. Served as escort with the provision transport from Stevenson, Alabama, 13 Oct 1863. Absent because of illness on 8th and 9th of July, 1864. Mustered out with B Company, 2 Dec 1864, at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Post war: Lived at Brager, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4; red book vol 20 p 34) (Buslett p393) (Ager p296) (RWV p809) “Olson, Ellend”

OLSON, Emerick

IA 9th Cav Co E. Residence: Clermont, Fayette County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Enlisted 29 Jul 1863. Mustered 31 Aug 1863. Private. Mustered out 3 Feb 1866, Little Rock, Arkansas. Post war: In 1885, Emerick Oleson was living in Clermont, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-IV p1731) (XSS Iowa p220)

OLSON, Engbut

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 p808)

OLSON, Engel

WI 32nd Inf Co E. Residence: Ettrick, Trempeauleau County, Wisconsin. Born “Engel Olsen Bjotvedt” on 11 Dec 1838 in Norway, a son of Ole and Herbjorg. Came to the US in 1860. Married in 1860 to Ingeborg Olsen, three children (prior to war service). Civil War: Age 26. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6½”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 21 Sep 1864 at Ettrick, and mustered at La Crosse, Wisconsin, the same day. Private. “On all campaigns with Company since joining.” Post war: Returned to Wisconsin. Later moved to Jackson, Minnesota, and then to Rake, Iowa, where he bought land. Died 19 Sep 1934. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 148-13; red book vol 37) (Leonard Amundson, St. Ansgar, Iowa, who has letters and photos) “Oleson, Angel”

OLSON, Erick

MN 7th Inf Co G. Residence: Madelia, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 40. Enrolled 1 Jan 1863. Mustered 9 Jan 1863. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 16 Aug 1865. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Linden, Brown County, Minnesota. Sources: (MINN p350) (MCIW p381) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22) “Oleson, Eric”

OLSON, Erick

WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Cato, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 38. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 30 Sep 1864 at Cato and mustered the same day at Green Bay, Wisconsin. Private. Joined Company B on 27 Nov 1864. Absent, sick, from 8 Dec 1864 to April 1865. Discharged from the service 6 Jun 1865 at Mt. Pleasant Hospital, Washington DC. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 27-14; red book vol 11 p46) (Larsen) “Olson, Elrick”

OLSON, Erick

WI 50th Inf Co C. Civil War: Private. Post war: Buried at Yellowstone, Argyle, Wisconsin; stone reads “1822 –”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg)

OLSON, Erick

WI 19th Inf. Civil War: Private. Post war: Buried at West, Valders, Wisconsin. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) (Ole G. Hougan’s Civil War Diary, 10 Mar 1863) “Olson, Erick”

OLSON, Erik

WI 15th Inf Co G. Residence: Coon Prairie, Bad Ax County, Wisconsin. Born 18 Jan 1829 in Øiers, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. Came to Coon Prairie in 1852. Married on 20 May 1857 to Marie Halvorsdatter Brunsdale. Ten children. Civil War: Age 32. Married. Farmer. Gray eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’6½”. Enlisted for three years on 6 Dec 1861 at Coon Prairie and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 9 Dec 1861. Private. On home leave at Camp Randall 28 Feb 1862, and did not return. Was listed as a deserter, but he rejoined his Company at Strawberry Plains, Virginia, 1 Apr 1864, and was sent to a hospital. A military court took away all pay and fees up to 1 Jan 1864. Transferred to Company H at Whiteside, Tennessee. Temporarily assigned to the Wisconsin 24th Infantry on 13 Feb 1865. Sick in Huntsville, Alabama, 13 Mar 1865. Transferred to WI 13th Inf Co I on 10 Jun 1865; however, he was reported sick in Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Jun 1865. Sick when mustered out. Post war: Buried in Coon Prairie, Wisconsin; stone reads “d. 19 Mar 1881, aged 52 y 1 m 1 d”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-9,15; red book vol 18 p 180, vol 20 p 104) (Buslett p540) (Ager p313) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) “Hoilien, Erik Olson” “Oleson, Erick”

OLSON, Even

MN Indian War: "Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862". The St. Peter Frontier Guards, on duty at New Ulm, Minnesota, during the Indian War, from 19 Aug 1862 to 26 Aug 1862. Part of this company was in the first, and all of it in the Second, battle of New Ulm. Private. Sources: (MCIW p756) (Ulvestad p316)

OLSON, Even E.

WI 28th Inf Co C. Residence: Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born “Even Olsen Hole” in Gausdal, Gulbrandsdalen, Oppland, Norway, on 22 Nov 1832 to Ole Torgerson Hoele and Anne Ellefsdatter Langseth. His father died in 1841; his mother remarried to Johan Olsen Hole. Even came to America with his mother and step-father in 1848 on the ship “Erek Boreson” to New York. They came to Ashippun, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Clerk. Married. Age 30. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 12 Aug 1862 at Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Mustered 13 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sergeant. The 28th was in the Battle of Helena, Arkansas; the capture of Little Rock, Arkansas; and in the captures of Spanish Fort and Blakely, both near Mobile, Alabama. Family stories tell of his having to drink water from puddles and sleep on wet ground during the war and that he became ill. Discharged from the service 23 Jul 1865 at Clarksville, Texas, for physical disability. Post war: His first wife, Ann K. Oleson, died 29 Dec 1865. He married Berte Marie Pedersdatter in Jun 1869. They had five children. Even Olson worked as a dry goods merchant in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He died 25 Sep 1879 and is buried in Bell Cemetery, Oconomowoc. Berte filed for a widow’s pension. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-5,14; red book vol 33) (Naeseth ’48-1824) (Discharge certificate, regimental history, and letter from Carol Steger, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin) “Olsen, Even”

OLSON, Ever

MN 11th Inf Co H. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 28. Enrolled 25 Aug 1864. Mustered 5 Sep 1864. Private. Died 19 Dec 1864 at Gallatin, Tennessee. Sources: (MINN p523) (MCIW p503)

OLSON, Ever

WI 34th Inf Co B. Residence: Moscow, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 22. Unmarried. Drafted 10 Nov 1862 at Moscow. Enrolled in drafted militia on 21 Nov 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin, for a term of nine months. Mustered 2 Dec 1862 at Madison. Private. Mustered out 8 Sep 1863 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 155-2,3,8; red book vol 39) “Oleson, Iver”

OLSON, Franklyn

NY 6th Cavalry. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSON, Gabriel

MN 5th Inf Co K. Residence: Carver, Carver County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Enrolled 20 Mar 1862. Mustered the same day. Private. Deserted at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, prior to 13 May 1862. Sources: (MINN p270) (MCIW p299)

OLSON, Gabriel

WI 20th Inf Co F. Residence: Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Married. Age 28. Enlisted for three years on 13 Aug 1862 at Sparta, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Aug 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service for disability on 16 Feb 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 101-8,14; red book vol 25)

OLSON, Gelhart Berg

WI 32nd Inf Co C. Residence: Liberty, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born “Gulbrand Olsen Berge” on 18 Dec 1826 at Vang, Oppland, Norway, son of Ole Gulliksen Berge and Anne Iversdatter Thune. He came to America with his brother Iver (also to become a soldier) on “Concordia”, which sailed from Bergen 12 May 1849 and arrived in New York 10 Jul 1849. They came to Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. About 1850 or 1851, Gulbrand moved to a farm in Liberty Township, Manitowoc County. He was married 30 Jan (or 2 Feb) 1856 to Marit Olsdatter Marken (1835-1923). Eleven children. Civil War: Age 37. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Drafted and enrolled for one year on 30 Sep 1864 at Liberty and mustered there the same day. Bounty $186. Private. On the company’s final payroll muster sheet, his company commander wrote: “Took part in the campaigns, sieges and battles with this company from Atlanta through Georgia and South and North Carolina. Was wounded through a hip by a musket ball at Bentonville, North Carolina, on 21 Mar 1865. Flesh wound. Was an excellent soldier.” Post war: He died 14 Dec 1886 and is buried in Valders Lutheran Cemetery, Valders, Manitowoc County. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 148-13; red book vol 37) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-1392) “Berga, Gilbert O”

OLSON, George

WI 18th Inf Co E. Residence: New Denmark, Brown County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Preacher. Age 30. Blue eyes, light hair, ruddy complexion, 5’3½”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 4 Oct 1864 at New Denmark, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Enrollment credited to Fountain, Juneau County. Private. Mustered out 18 Jul 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 92-11; red book vol 23)

OLSON, Gilbert

WI 28th Inf Co D. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born 28 Jul 1836 in Norway, a son of Ole Munson and Guri Gilbertsen. In 1854 he came to America. Civil War: Age 26. Farmer. Dark eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 22 Aug 1862 at Whitewater. Mustered 13 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Promoted to Corporal. Discharged with his regiment on 25 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: Homesteaded in Erdahl Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, in 1870. Married 18 Apr 1871 to Anna Johnson. Nine children. Sources: (WHS red book vol 33) (“Album of Biography” p 433)

OLSON, Godtfried

WI 46th Inf Co K. Residence: Troy, Sauk County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Carpenter. Age 24. Unmarried. Brown eyes, black hair, flush complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 3 Feb 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Died of disease (typhoid pneumonia) at New Albany, Indiana, on 14 Mar 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-11; red book vol 51) (Love p1121)

OLSON, Gottschalk

IL 82nd Inf Co I. Residence: Leland, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Vein (?), Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Jul 1862 at Chicago. Mustered 29 Oct 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Absent at mustering out of his regiment. No discharge furnished. Sources: (ILSA reel 7 p73)

OLSON, Gudmon

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born at Fron, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. Civil War: Age 39. Married. Enlisted for three years on 31 Dec 1861 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Jan 1862. Private. Sick in hospital in St Louis, Missouri, 5 Mar 1862, and left sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 11 Jun 1862. Discharged from the service for disease there on 9 Sep 1862. Post war: Lived at Liberty, Grant County, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8; red book vol 20 p90) (Buslett p513) (Ager p308) “Dalebek, Gudmund Olson”

OLSON, Gul

MN 2nd Cav Co G. Residence: Linden Township, Brown County, Minnesota. Born “Guul Olsen Nerli” on 21 Jul 1844 in Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway, son of Ole Knudsen Nerli and Mari Guulsdatter Jokerud. He came to America with his parents and three siblings on “Embla”, which sailed from Christiania on 9 May 1849 and arrived in New York on 6 Jul 1849. They came to the Jefferson Prairie settlement in Rock County, Wisconsin; then moved about 1852 to Winnebago County, Wisconsin, and later to Linden, Minnesota. Civil War: Age 20. Enrolled 28 Dec 1863. Mustered 4 Jan 1864. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 29 Dec 1865. Post war: He married on 6 Apr 1871 to Anne Jakobsdatter Christensen Lofton (1855-1893). Eight children. In 1890, he was living in Madelia, Brown County, Minnesota. Gul died 27 Jun 1927, and is buried in Lake Hanska Cemetery. His brother Knud served in the same unit. Sources: (MINN p736) (MCIW p562) (Ulvestad p316) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-1149) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22)

OLSON, Gulbrand

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Freeborn County, Minnesota. Born 29 May 1824. Civil War: Age 35. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 18 Jan 1862 in Freeborn County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Private. Sick in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 21 May 1863. Wounded in his right arm at New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864. Discharged from the service for disability due to his wound at Harvey Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, 28 Nov 1864. Post war: Awarded pension of $2.67 per month for the wound in his right arm. Died 30 Jul 1922. Buried in Hartland Village cemetery, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12; red book vol 20 p146) (Buslett p637) (Ager p319) (Ulvestad p316) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota)

OLSON, Gullick

MN 7th Inf Co G. Residence: Winona, Winona County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 28. Enrolled 4 Sep 1864. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service per order 9 Jun 1865. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Choice, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Sources: (MINN p350) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22)

OLSON, Gunder

WI 17th Inf. Born in Wisconsin. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7½”. Enrolled for one year on 13 Oct 1864 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, as a substitute for Carl Ehlert, Watertown, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-13)

OLSON, Gunder

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Risor, Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 20 Sep 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Private. Wounded and taken prisoner in Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863, and died of his wounds in, or on the way to, Atlanta, 21 Sep 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4; red book vol 20 p 34) (Buslett p394) (Ager p296) (RWV p809) (Application for pension filed by Gunder’s father on 24 Nov 1880)

OLSON, Gunder

IA 38th Inf Co K. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Enlisted 22 Aug 1862. Mustered 6 Oct 1862. Private. Died of disease 27 Sep 1863, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Buried National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri; section 33, grave 46. Sources: (ISW-V p905)

OLSON, Gustav

WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Portland, Monroe County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’10”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 10 Nov 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. Joined Company B on 17 Dec 1864. Absent sick from 20 Dec 1864 to 16 Jan 1865. Absent sick 13 Mar 1865. Discharged from the service 30 May 1865 from Stanton US General Hospital at Washington DC. Sources: (WHS red book vol 11 p46) (Larsen)

OLSON, Gustav

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Civil War: Age 27. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 26 Nov 1861 at Decorah and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 29 Dec 1861. Private. Left sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10, on 11 Jun 1862. Missing 31 Mar 1863 and listed as Deserter, but was found to be at home in Decorah and was said to have been discharged from the service. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8; red book vol 20 p90) (Buslett p513) (Ager p307) (DGA)

OLSON, Gustav E.

WI 14th Inf Co F. Born in Kongsberg, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted 6 Nov 1861. Private. Discharged from the service 16 Oct 1862 for chronic diarrhea. Post war: 1890 US Census of Veterans and Widows has him living at Ashby, Douglas County, Minnesota. Sources: (DCHS 1890 Veterans Census card file) (Ulvestad p309) “Melby, Gust”

OLSON, Gutorm

Civil War: Post war: A veteran of this name living in Mt. Vernon, Dane County, Wisconsin, was granted a pension of $8 a month because of injuries to his spine. Sources: (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.)

OLSON, Halstien

WI 3rd Inf Co D. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Gray eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Substitute for Barney Langtry, Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 11 Feb 1865 at Boscobel, Wisconsin. Private. Joined the Company 25 Apr 1865. Mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky, 28 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 12-2; red book vol 9 p84)

OLSON, Halvor

IL 91st Inf Co D. Residence: Morris, Grundy County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 34. Married. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Aug 1862 at Morris. Mustered 8 Sep 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Mustered out with Company on 12 Jul 1865 at Mobile, Alabama. Post War: Lived at Grafton,Walsh County, North Dakota. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p13) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59)

OLSON, Halvor

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Mt. Horeb, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 21. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 14 Jan 1862 at Mt. Horeb, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 27 Jan 1862. Private. Sick in hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10, 6 Apr 1862. Absent during July 1862 with the Commissary train. Suffered minor wounds and was missing in the Battle of Stone's River, Tennessee, 31 Dec 1862. Sent to Nashville, Tennessee; then to convalescent camp at Dennison, Ohio. Assigned as escort with the provision transport from Stevenson on 13 Oct 1863. Transferred to the 68th Indiana on 1 Feb 1864. Transferred back on 2 Apr 1864. Wounded in his right leg at New Hope Church on 27 May 1864. Discharged from the service from Harvey Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, on 14 Oct 1864, because of his wounds. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 78-3; red book vol 20 p62) (Buslett p453) (Ager p302) (Meeker)

OLSON, Halvor H.

IL 82nd Inf Co I. Residence: Leland, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Leland. Parents came from Tinn, Telemark, Norway about 1837. Civil War: Tailor. Age 19. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Aug 1862 at Chicago. Mustered 29 Oct 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Promoted to Corporal. Taken prisoner at Gettysburg. Exchanged. Mustered out on 9 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Grafton, Walsh County, North Dakota. Sources: (ILSA reel 7 p73) (e-mail Chris Dierks, Pierre, South Dakota) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59)

OLSON, Hans

WI 34th Inf Co A. Residence: Hamburg, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 37. Enrolled for nine months on 15 Nov 1862 at Viroqua, Wisconsin. Mustered 2 Dec 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. “Deserted 31 Jan 1863,” at Chicago, according to a report dated 19 Feb 1863. Deserted while en route from Milwaukee to Cairo, Illinois. He owed the sutler $2.00 at time of his disappearance. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 155-2,3,4,7; red book vol 39)

OLSON, Hans

WI 12th Inf Co C. Residence: Ridgeway, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born 17 Sep 1840 at Valstead in Romerike, Norway. Came to America with his parents, Ole Hans Hofset and Ronnaug Margrete Pedersdatter Rolstad, in 1859, on the sail ship “Brobar”. Settled in Iowa County near Daleyville. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted on 30 Sep 1861 at Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Private. Volunteer. Sick in Humboldt, Tennessee, in the summer of 1862, for “inflammation of the lungs”. Took part in the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, which ended on 4 Jul 1863. Promoted to Corporal. Re-enlisted as a Veteran for three years on 2 Jan 1864 at Natchez, Mississippi. Bounty $173. Re-mustered at Hebron, Mississippi. Sent home on “recruitment service”. While there, he married Mathea Jacobsdatter Rud on 13 Apr 1864 in Daleyville. Promoted to sergeant in 1865. Mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky. “Disbanded and paid off” on 16 Jul 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Naturalized 30 Dec 1865 at Madison. His younger brother Martin was also a private in this Company. Post war: Hans Olson took the surname Grinder. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-14) (“Civil War Diary of Hans Olson Grinder”, by Albert O. Grender, the soldier’s great grandson; privately publ. 1993) “Grinder, Hans Olson”

OLSON, Hans

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 29. Married. Enlisted for three years on 9 Nov 1861 at Scandinavia and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 20 Dec 1861. Private. Discharged from the service for disease at Mississippi River Island No. 10, 21 May 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-11, 77-3; red book vol 20 p132) (Buslett p603) (Ager p315)

OLSON, Hans

MN 4th Inf Co F. Residence: Bancroft Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 1 Sep 1864. Private. Wounded at Atlanta on 6 Oct 1864. Mustered out 12 Jun 1865. Received a pension in 1883. Post war: Living in Bancroft Township in 1900. Sources: (FCHS)

OLSON, Hans

WI 15th Inf Co G. Residence: Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 30. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 28 Sep 1861 at Beloit and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Dec 1861. Private. Discharged from the service at Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 Aug 1862, for disability due to disease. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-9; red book vol 20 p104) (Buslett p541) (Ager p313)

OLSON, 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 Hamburg, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 12-3)

OLSON, Hans

See CHYNOUS, Hans

OLSON, Hans E.

Civil War: Post war: Buried at Riverside, Stoughton, Wisconsin; stone reads “1844 – 1923”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

OLSON, Hans H.

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co I. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 34. Enrolled 14 Feb 1865. Mustered 16 Feb 1865. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 27 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p609) (MCIW p632)

OLSON, Hans P.

MN 6th Inf Co I. Residence: South Bend, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 40. Enrolled 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 4 Oct 1862. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 19 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p311) (MCIW p344)

OLSON, Helge

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Manchester township, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Born 28 Mar 1832 in Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway, to Ola Knutsen Eidal and Gunhild Helgesdatter Mjosengeie. Came to America in 1853 to Jefferson Prairie, Wisconsin, and from there to Ossian, Winneshiek County, Iowa. On 18 Mar 1857, he was married to Sigrid Gudbrandsdatter Hovseie (1830-1914). Four children. Family was living in Freeborn County by 1860. Civil War: Age 31. Enlisted for three years on 23 Dec 1861 in Freeborn County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Private. While on board a steam boat near St. Louis, Missouri, in April 1862, he contacted lung fever and rheumatism. Left behind sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 11 Jun 1862. He was moved to a general hospital near Cincinnati, Ohio, on 28 Jul 1862. He was found to be unfit for service and was discharged on 16 Oct 1862. Post war: In August 1866, Helge and Sigrid moved to Mantorville, Dodge County, Minnesota. In 1822, the family moved to Flom Township in Norman County, Minnesota. Seven children. Helge died 29 Jan 1905 at Flom. Sigrid died 24 Dec 1914 at Flom. They are buried in the Wild Rice Lutheran Churchyard. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12; red book vol 20 p148) (Buslett p637) (Ager p319) (Ulvestad p271) (Rokke) (“The Twin Valley Community Saga”, publ 1986) Rootsweb.com; article by Rob Erickson, Edina, Minnesota, published in “Flom & Area Townships 2002”) “Bergetangen, Helge Olsen”

OLSON, Hendrick

WI 30th Inf Co E. Born in Norway. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Kennedy, James B. Wisconsin Civil War name index)

OLSON, 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 31 Jan 1863,” report of 19 Feb 1863. Deserted while en route from Milwaukee to Cairo, Illinois. Due the sutler $2.00. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 155-3,7; red book vol 39)

OLSON, Henry

MI 27th Inf Co D. Civil War: Age 20. Enrolled as a substitute for Michael Jeffers. Enlisted for three years on 6 Aug 1864 at Corunna, Michigan. Mustered the same day. Private. Listed as deserted before Petersburg, Virginia, 27 Mar 1865. Sources: (RUS p 303) (Michigan Historical Society Adjutant General reports vol 27 p 101)

OLSON, Herbrand

IA 32nd Inf Co B. Residence: Bristol, Iowa. Born “Herbrand Langeberg Olsen on 27 Jan 1845 in Nes, Hallingdal, Norway to Ole and Gertie (Olson) Langeberg. Came with his widowed mother to America in 1853. Landed at Quebec. Came to Milwaukee and then to Rock County, Wisconsin. His mother remarried and they came to Worth County, Iowa, in 1856. Civil War: Age 18. Farmer. Blue eyes, red hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted 22 Aug 1862. Mustered 11 Sep 1862 at Dubuque. Private. Discharged from the service for disability 5 Mar 1863 at Fulton, Tennessee. Post war: Married on 7 Apr 1868 to Ragnild Olsdatter Mickelson, who had been born in Hallingdal, Norway. Lived at Northwood, Iowa. Herbrand Olson died in 1926 and is buried at Elk Creek Cemetery, Worth County, Iowa. Sources: (ISW vol 5 p95) (Walk) (Travis Cleveland, Dorchester, Iowa) “Olsen, H. L.”

OLSON, Hiord

WI 46th Inf Co I. Residence: Clarno, Green County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 39. Light blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for one year on 3 Feb 1865 at York, Wisconsin. Mustered 11 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-13)

OLSON, Hoffner

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

OLSON, Ingebrigt

WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Elgin, Fayette County, Iowa. Born 1827 on the Augard farm in Lesja, Norway. Civil War: Age 32. Married. Enlisted for three years on 1 Feb 1862 at Elgin and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Feb 1862. Private. Left sick in hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 11 Jun 1862. Died of disease at hospital in Columbus, Kentucky, 9 Sep 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-10, 77-8; red book vol 20 p118) (Buslett p570) (Ager p310) (Meeker) “Olson, Ingebret”

OLSON, Isaac

WI 37th Inf Co C. Residence: Moscow, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 42. Married. Hazel eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’6¾”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 28 Sep 1864 at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Private. Assigned to WI 6th Inf. and re-assigned to the 37th. Mustered out 3 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 27-14, 167-13,20; red book vol 42) “Oleson, Isaac”

OLSON, Ivar

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Unmarried. Farmer. Hazel eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’4¾”. Enlisted for three years on 2 Mar 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Was with the provisions transport from Stevenson, Alabama, in September and October, 1863. Seriously wounded in both legs at Bald Knob (Kennesaw Mountain), Georgia, on 21 Jun 1864. Died of his wounds in a hospital at Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2 Jul 1864. Buried in the National Cemetery at Chattanooga; section E, grave 470. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11,18; red book vol 20 p132) (Buslett p603) (Ager p315, e51) (Meeker)

OLSON, Iver

WI 15th Inf Co K. Civil War: Private. Sources: (FCHS)

OLSON, Iver

Civil War: Post war: Buried at Springdale, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin; stone reads “1837 – 1917”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

OLSON, Iver Berg

WI 32nd Inf Co E. Residence: Liberty, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born “Iver Olsen Berge” on 28 Mar 1824 in Vang, Valders, Oppland, Norway, son of Ole Gulliksen Berge and Anne Iversdatter Thune. He came to America with his brother Gulbrand (also to become a soldier) on “Concordia”, which sailed from Bergen 12 May 1849 and arrived in New York 10 Jul 1849. He came to Manitowoc County. Married Sigri Eriksdatter Raabølle (1831-1916). Eight children. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 40. Blue eyes, sandy hair, sandy complexion, 5’6”. Drafted for one year on 30 Sep 1864 at Liberty, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $186. Private. Was on campaigns in Georgia, South and North Carolina. Post war: Died 23 Feb 1912. Buried in West Valders Lutheran cemetery, Valders, Manitowoc County. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 148-13; red book vol 37) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-1390) “Berge, Iver O.” “Berge, Iver Olson”

OLSON, J.

TX 4th Cav Arizona Brigade Co F. CSA. Civil War: Detached to serve on a steamer on the Rio Grande River from 5 Aug until Sep 1864, at which time the steamer was captured. Olson in Nov 1864 made his way to Mexico. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)

OLSON, J. P.

CO 1st Cav Co G. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Entered service 23 Sep 1861 Private. Discharged 31 Jan 1866. Sources: (South Dakota Historical collections, vol XVI, publ 1932, p268)

OLSON, James

DT 1st Cav Co B. Born 12 Apr 1842 in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Entered the service on 1 Oct 1863 at Sioux City, Iowa. Private. At one point Olson’s company was surrounded by Indian forces for 14 days at Tongue River. Discharged Oct 1865 at Sioux City, Iowa. Post war: Married Martha Johnson. Died at age 73 on 25 Feb 1915 of kidney poisoning in Brule Township, Union County, South Dakota, and buried there in St. Paul’s cemetery, section 1, block 1, lot 42, grave 4. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Union County)

OLSON, James

MI 28th Inf Co K. Civil War: Age 36. Enlisted for three years on 15 Sep 1864 at Houghton, Michigan. Mustered 17 Oct 1864. Corporal. Mustered out on 5 Jun 1866 at Raleigh, North Carolina. Sources: (RUS p303) (Michigan Historical Society Adjutant General’s reports vol 28 p 47)

OLSON, James Webster

IL 36th Inf Co F. Residence: Aurora, Kane County, Illinois. Born 18 Apr 1839 at Mission, La Salle County, Illinois. He was a brother of Col. Porter Olson and of Soren Olson. They were sons of Ole Olsen Hetletvedt, a Slooper. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Unmarried. Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Aug 1861 at Aurora. Mustered there the same day. Private. Discharged from the service as a First Sergeant on 22 Sep 1865, expiration of his term of service. He survived the war, was said to have come home without a scar. Post war: Died 13 Nov 1912. Sources: (ILSA reel 3 p72) (FLOM p59) (Naeseth, vol 1) (Norlie, Olaf Morgan “History of the Norwegian People in America”, publ 1925, p133)

OLSON, Jens

WI 49th Inf Co I. Residence: Dunkirk, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 38. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for one year on 13 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 22 Feb 1865 at Madison. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Furloughed for 20 days on 3 Oct 1865, reported at home sick. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 193-11,13,27) “Oleson, Jens”

OLSON, John

MN 15th Inf Co F. Residence: East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Spanish-American War: Age 31. Enrolled 13 Jul 1898 at East Grand Forks. Mustered 14 Jul 1898 at Camp Ramsey. Private. Mustered out 27 Mar 1899 Camp McKenzie. Sources: (MSAW p395)

OLSON, John

IA 12th Inf Co G. Civil War: Private. Post war: Buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Sources: (DGA)

OLSON, John

IA 38th Inf Co K. Residence: Glenwood, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enlisted 16 Aug 1862. Mustered 6 Oct 1862. Private. Died of disease 14 Jan 1864, General Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana. Sources: (ISW-V p905)

OLSON, John

IL 33rd Inf Co F. Residence: Amity, Livingson County, Illinois. Born 15 Sep 1847 in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Gray eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 17 Jan 1865 at Springfield, Illinois, and mustered there the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 24 Nov 1865 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Post war: Granted a pension of $8 per month. Died at age 65 on 30 May 1913 of dropsy at Clear Water, Minnesota. Buried in Earling Cemetery at Kennebec, South Dakota, lot 3, block 7, grave 11. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 39) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Lyman County)

OLSON, John

IL 36th Inf Co F. Residence: Newark, Kendall County, Illinois. Born at Mission, La Salle County, Illinois. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 6’1”. Enlisted for three years on 17 Aug 1861 at Newark. Mustered 20 Aug 1861 at Aurora, Illinois. Private. Discharged from the service for disability due to Consumption, February 1862. Sources: (ILSA reel 3 p72)

OLSON, John

IL 36th Inf Co H. Born 6 Aug 1840 in Norway. Civil War: Post war: Died 20 May 1904. Buried in Helmer Lutheran Churchyard, Kendall County, Illinois. Sources: (Rootsweb “Veterans of the Civil War Burials in Kendall County”)

OLSON, John

IL 46th Inf Co K. Residence: Spring Grove, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Oct 1861 at Caledonia, Minnesota. Mustered 30 Dec 1861 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Deserted at Shiloh, Tennessee, on 9 May 1863. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p227)

OLSON, John

IL 65th Inf Co F. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 17. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6¾”. Private. Deserted 23 Sep 1863 at Camp Douglas, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel 6 p30)

OLSON, John

IL 89th Inf Co D. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 18. Hazel eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 9 Jan 1864 at Chicago and mustered there the same day. Private. Died at Andersonville Prison, Georgia, 18 Aug 1864. Grave number is 6098. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p18) (“Prisoners who died at Andersonville Prison” Atwater List, publ 1865)

OLSON, John

IL 1st Lt Arty Battery H. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Cooper. Age 42. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Mar 1864 at Chicago, and mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 14 Jun 1865 at Springfield, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel 16 p75)

OLSON, John

WI 53rd Inf Co A. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 32. Blue eyes, light brown hair, light complexion, 5’8¾”. Enlisted for one year on 11 Mar 1865 at La Crosse. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 201-2,6)

OLSON, John

MN 22nd Cav Co I. Civil War: Enlisted 26 Nov 1863. Private. Wounded by the fall of his horse. Discharged 22 Nov 1865. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Odell, Barnes County, North Dakota. Sources: (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59)

OLSON, John

MN 5th Inf Co C. Civil War: Enlisted 14 Mar 1862 at age 24. Private. Died in the service on 21 May 1863 at Duckport, Louisiana. Sources: (FCHS)

OLSON, John

WI 49th Inf Co B. Residence: Pleasant Spring, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 29. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 6’. Enlisted for one year on 10 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 21 Feb 1865 at Madison. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 193-4,13,20)

OLSON, John

MN 11th Inf Co K. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 33. Enrolled 29 Aug 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 26 Jun 1865. Post war: In 1890, he was living at Ft. Abercrombie, Richland County, North Dakota. Sources: (MINN p529) (MCIW p505) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59) “Bakken, Johannes Olsen”

OLSON, John

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co M. Born 28 Mar 1838 in Sweden. Civil War: Age 26. Entered service 17 Feb 1865 in Minnesota. Private. Discharged 27 Sep 1865 in Minnesota. Post war: Died at age 90 on 9 Sep 1928 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Sioux Falls, section 4, lot 61, grave 1st S e1/2. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Minnehaha County) “Olson, John Rudolph”

OLSON, John

MS 11th Inf Co B. CSA. Civil War: Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)

OLSON, John

NY 90th Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSON, John

NY 147th Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSON, John

WI 34th Inf Co A. Residence: Lisbon, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 35. Unmarried. Enrolled for nine months on 17 Nov 1862 at Waukesha, Wisconsin. Mustered 5 Dec 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 8 Sep 1863 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 155-3,7; red book vol 39)

OLSON, John

WI 47th Inf Co D. Residence: Sugar Creek, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born “John Olsen Vale” on 6 May 1818 at Holla, Norway, son of Ole Johnsen Vale and Anne Olsdatter Brenne. He came to America on “Salvator”, which sailed from Porsgrund and arrived in New York in July 1843. He came to Sugar Creek Township, Walworth County. He was married on 13 Apr 1846 to Anne Olsdatter Grønstein (1824-1911). Eight children. Civil War: Farmer. Age 44. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 7 Feb 1865 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Discharged in 1865. Post war: He moved to South Dakota. Died at age 72 on 6 Jul 1890 at Elk Point, South Dakota, and is buried there in the Elk Point City Cemetery, section 2, block 4, lot 18, grave 3. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 188-5; red book vol 52) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Union County) (Ulvestad p317) (Naeseth ’43-307) “Olsen, John”

OLSON, John

WI 1st Cav Co ?. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 21. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for one year on 16 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered there on 22 Sep 1864. Recruit. Private. Bounty $100. Enlistment credited to the Village of Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 202)

OLSON, John

WI 3rd Inf Co G. Residence: Winneconne, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 40. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 1 Jul 1861 at Neenah, Wisconsin. Mustered 29 Jun 1861 (!) at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Private. Absent in hospital since 10 Dec 1862. Mustered out 1 Jul 1864, expiration of term of service. Sources: (WHS red book vol 9 p142)

OLSON, John

WI 8th Inf Co I. Residence: Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Farmer. Hazel eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 9 Sep 1861 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered on 13 Sep 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Saw action in Fredericktown, Missouri, 21 Aug 1861. Died of pneumonia in Good Samaritan Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, on 4 May 1862. Sources: (WHS red book vol 13 p172)

OLSON, John

WI 12th Inf Co K. Residence: Wauseka, Crawford County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Miller. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years 5 Jan 1864 at Boscobel, Wisconsin, and mustered that day at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Recruit. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-13; red book vol 17, p178)

OLSON, John

NY 187th Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSON, John A., Jr.

MN 7th Inf Co G. Residence: Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 15 (or 8) Aug 1862. Mustered 30 Aug 1862. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 16 Aug 1865. Post war: 1890 Veterans and Widows Census shows him living at Kensington, Douglas County, Minnesota. Sources: (MINN p349) (MCIW p381) (DCHS 1890 Veteran Census card file).

OLSON, John M.

MN 2nd Inf Co K. Residence: St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Mustered 19 Aug 1861. Private. Re-enlisted Dec 1863. Promoted to Corporal. Promoted to Sergeant. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 11 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p111) (MCIW p145)

OLSON, John S.

IA 38th Inf Co K. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Hakedalen, Norway. Civil War: Age 36. Enlisted 11 Aug 1862 as Corporal. Mustered 4 Nov 1862. Reduced to ranks. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated Company I on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Post war: Died 1883. Sources: (ISW-V p467,906) (DGA)

OLSON, John Vale

WI. Residence: Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Telemark, Norway, in 1818. Came to America with his parents in 1844. Civil War: Served as a Chaplain. Post war: He, his wife, and daughters, moved to a farm in Union County, South Dakota. Died 1890. Sources: (Letter: Alice Ogden Rudo, San Francisco, California)

OLSON, John W.

US Army Air Service, 71st Spruce Squadron. Residence: Butte, Montana. Born in Norway. First World War: Age 29. Entered service 18 Oct 1918 at Butte. Private. Discharged 19 Dec 1918 at Vancouver, Washington. Post war: Died 31 Mar 1931 at Hot Springs, South Dakota, of pneunonokoniosis. Buried in Battle Mountain Sanitarium Cemetery in Hot Springs, lot 9, block 2, grave 14. Sources: (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Fall River County)

OLSON, Julius O.

WI 12th Inf Co A. Residence: Prescott, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Unmarried. Enlisted at Prescott. Mustered 30 Oct 1861. Private. “Julius O. Oleson” was killed in action on 21 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, Georgia. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-15) (WLCW p58)

OLSON, Karilius

See OLSON, Charles

OLSON, Kittel

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Ridgeway, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 16 Jan 1862 in Dane County. Enlistment credited to Dane County. Mustered 18 Jan 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Left sick in a hospital at Union City, Tennessee, 20 Jun 1862. Sick with dysentery at Stevenson, Alabama, on 9 Sep 1863, and died there on 10 Oct 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7; red book vol 20 p76) (TAR) (Buslett p490) (Ager p277, photo; p305) (Ulvestad p317)

OLSON, Kittel

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Worth County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Came to America in 1853. Civil War: Farmer. Age 49. Married. Enlisted for three years on 18 Jan 1862 in Worth County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Private. Left behind sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 11 Jun 1862. Sick in military hospital in July. Became unfit for service and was discharged for disability at Jacinto, Mississippi, 22 July 1862. Post war: Married Marie Bergo. Died 3 May 1873, killed in a farm accident. Buried at Silver Lake Cemetery, Worth County. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12; red book vol 20 p148) (Walk) (Buslett p638) (Ager p319) Rootsweb.com. Lincoln Klabo ccxx@aol.com) “Klabo, Kittel Olson”.

OLSON, Knud

MN 2nd Cav Co G. Residence: Linden, Brown County, Minnesota. Born “Knud Olsen Nerli” on 18 Mar 1840 in Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway, son of Ole Knudsen Nerli and Mari Guulsdatter Jokerud. He came to America with his parents and three siblings on “Embla”, which sailed from Christiania on 9 May 1849 and arrived in New York on 6 Jul 1849. They came to the Jefferson Prairie settlement in Rock County, Wisconsin; then moved about 1852 to Winnebago County, Wisconsin, and later to Linden, Minnesota. Civil War: Age 23. Enrolled 23 Dec 1863. Mustered 4 Jan 1864. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 29 Dec 1865. Post war: He married on 28 Jul 1867 to Synneva Mikkelson (1848-1913). Six Children. In 1890, he was living at Madelia, Brown County, Minnesota. His brother Gul served in the same unit. Sources: (MINN p736) (MCIW p562) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-1148) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22)

OLSON, Knud

WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Amherst, Portage County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 37. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 15 Nov 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. Joined Company B on 17 Dec 1864. Took part in the battles of Hatcher’s Run, Virginia, 6-7 Feb 1865; Gravely Run, Virginia, 31 Mar 1865; Five Forks, Virginia, 1-2 Apr 1865, and he was at the surrender of General Lee’s army 9 Apr 1865. Absent sick on 14 Jun 1865, returned 30 Jun 1865. Absent sick 2 Jul 1865, returned 14 Jul 1865. Discharged from the service 14 Jul 1865 at Jeffersonville, Indiana. Sources: (WHS red book vol 11 p46) (Larsen)

OLSON, Knud

WI 11th Inf Co F. Residence: Liberty, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 29 Mar 1865 at Green Bay, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Joined this company on 21 May 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 16 p116)

OLSON, Knud

WI 15th Inf Co A. Residence: Pleasant Springs, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 36. Enlisted for three years on 16 Jan 1864 at Pleasant Springs. Mustered Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Recruit. Joined A Company at McDonald’s Station on 23 Apr 1864. Shot through his left hand at Resaca, Georgia, 14 May 1864, and sent to hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Transferred to Company H at Whiteside, Tennessee, 20 Dec 1864. Sick in Huntsville, Alabama, 3 Mar 1865. Transferred to 13th Infantry, Company I, 10 Jun 1865. Mustered out because of sickness. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 20 p 20) (Buslett p364) (Ager p293) (Meeker)

OLSON, Knud

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Black Earth, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 19. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 17 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Private. Transferred from Company C. Sent sick to hospital in Jacinto, Mississippi, 28 Jul 1862. Served on military police duty on 17th and 20th of December, 1862. Left behind with the supply train because of illness on 11 Sep 1863. Sick in Nashville, 19 Sep 1863. Transferred at Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Veteran Reserve Corp, 1 Jul 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4; red book vol 20 p34) (Buslett p394) (RWV p809)

OLSON, Knud

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Chicago, Illinois. Civil War: Age 26. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 1 Oct 1861 at Chicago, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 15 Nov 1861. Private. Assigned to Pioneer Corps 26 Nov 1862. Died of chronic diarrhea at U. S. General Hospital Number 4 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 21 Nov 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 78-3; red book vol 20 p62) (Buslett p453) (Ager p302) (Meeker)

OLSON, Knud

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born "Knut Olsen Ygre" in Voss, Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 25 Dec 1861 at Decorah and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 29 Dec 1861. Private. Wounded at Chickamauga, Georgia, 20 Sep 1863, and taken prisoner. He was held in Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia. What eventually happened to him is unknown; he was still a prisoner at time of his regiment’s muster out. Other records indicate he was discharged from the service 4 Nov 1865 (1864?) from the post hospital in Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin, because of inflammation on his left side. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8; red book vol 20 p90) (Buslett p513) (DGA) (Ager p308) (Gjertveit) (Ulvestad p340) (Meeker)

OLSON, Knud

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Freeborn County, Minnesota. Civil War: Age 39. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 18 Dec 1861 in Freeborn County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Private. Left sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 11 Jun 1862. In hospital in Farmington, 21 Jul 1862. Sick in Corinth, Mississippi. Became unfit for service and was discharged for disability in Cincinnati, Ohio, 12 Nov 1862. Post war: Married Elena Hanson. Farmed in Bancroft Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12; red book vol 20 p148) (FCHS) (Buslett p637) (Ager p319). “Bagaason, Knut”.

OLSON, Knud

From Gol, Hallingdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Private. Post war: Lived in Terrace, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)

OLSON, Knud R.

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Civil War: Age 32. Married. Enlisted for three years on 25 Jan 1862 at Decorah, Winneshiek County Iowa, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Designated First Sergeant 1 Feb 1862. Was on Military Police duty on 10 Jun 1862. Seriously wounded at Stone's River, Tennessee, 31 Dec 1862, and sent to a field hospital at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where he died of his wounds on 9 Jan 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-12, 77-8; red book vol 20 p140) (Buslett p638) (Ager p319)

OLSON, Knudt

WI 37th Inf Co C. Residence: Ridgeway, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 37. Unmarried. Blue eyes, auburn hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 28 Oct 1864 at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 167-13; red book vol 42)

OLSON, Knut

MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co F. Residence Wanamingo, Minnesota. Nativity not shown. Civil War: Age 40. Enrolled 8 Jan 1863. Mustered 22 May 1863. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 2 Dec 1863. Sources: (MINN p658) (MCIW p533)

OLSON, Lars

TX 31st Cav Co B. CSA. Born Lars Olsen Flagstad on 30 Oct 1830 in Loten, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war on 2 Apr 1862 from Bosque County, Texas. Previously he had been a private in Captain J. R. Johnson’s “Prairieville Company in Kaufman County. Private. He was absent sick from May through Jun 1863. Absent with leave from the fall of 1863 until February 1864 after which he stayed absent but without leave until June 1864. Was given extra duty as a blacksmith from Dec 1864 through May 1865. Post war: Died 6 Aug 1928 in Bosque County. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Oulson, Lars”

OLSON, Lars

IL 20th Inf Co H. Residence: Granville, Putnam County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 12 Aug 1862. Private. Died 24 May 1863 of wounds received on 22 May 1863 in the rear of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Sources: (ILSA reel p 87)

OLSON, Lars

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Neshonoc, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 21. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 11 Nov 1861 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered 10 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Left sick in hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10, on 11 Jun 1862. Became unfit for service. Discharged from the service at Columbus, Kentucky, 16 Oct 1862, by order of Lt. Col. Clutt. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7; red book vol 20 p76) (TAR; BUSLETT p490) (Ager p305)

OLSON, Lars

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Civil War: Age 44. Married. Enlisted for three years on 25 Jan 1862 in Winneshiek County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Private. Became unfit for service at Mississippi River Island No. 10 and was discharged for disability there on 21 May 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-12, 77-3; red book vol 20 p148) (Buslett p638) (DGA) (Ager p319) (Ulvestad p317)

OLSON, Lars

WI 16th Inf Co G. Residence: Perry Township, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 4 Sep 1821 in Vik, Hordaland, Norway, son of Ole Ellingsen Vikøren and Aasa Bendiksdatter. He came to America on the “Peder Schreuder”, sailing from Bergen and arriving in New York on 30 Jun 1845. Married about 1849 to Marit Juelsdatter Hoverud. Civil War: Age 42. Private. Post war: Lars and his family moved to Lake Preston, South Dakota, in 1892. Lars died at age 83 on 8 Mar 1905 and is buried in the Lake Preston City Cemetery, block 1, lot 1, grave 3. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Kingsbury County) (Naeseth ’45-282) “Vikoren, Lars Olsen”

OLSON, Lars J.

WI 15th Inf Co B. Civil War: Post war: Died 12 Mar 1894. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin. Sources: (Hedberg)

OLSON, Lars Johan

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born “Lars Olsen Medalseie” (or “Medalen”) on 26 May 1840 near Hurum at Eggerud, Buskerud, Norway. He was the fourth child of Ole Torstensen Medalsplassen and Eli Ellefsdatter Bøleshagen. Came to America in 1861. Civil War: Age 21. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 28 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Private. Seriously wounded in Battle of Stone's River, Tennessee, 31 Dec 1862, and died of wounds near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 3 Jan 1863. Buried Stone's River National Battlefield, grave unknown. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 77-8; red book vol 20 p34) (“Sigdal og Eggedal, Gard og Slekt" by Andreas Morch, vol 3, p1190) (Buslett p394) (RWV p809) (Ager p297) (Letter, Donald E. McGee, Superintendent, Stones River National Battlefield; 28 Oct 1987) (Death certificate, Records of Adjutant General, State of Wisconsin; certificate dated 6 Dec 1879.)

OLSON, Laurentz

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 27. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 12 Nov 1861 at Waterford, Wisconsin. Mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 2 Dec 1861. Private. Was sick in Union City, Tennessee, 20 Jun 1862. Seriously wounded at Stone's River on 30 Dec 1862 and sent to Nashville. Became unfit for service and was discharged for disability at Louisville, Kentucky, 13 May 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5; red book vol 20 p48) (Buslett p424) (Ager p299) “Olson, Lorents”

OLSON, Lawrence

See OLSON, Lorenz

OLSON, Levor

WI. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Private. Post war: He went to St. Olaf, Clayton County, Iowa. Sources: (Information from Harry Halvorsen, Forest City, Iowa, Olson's great grandson)

OLSON, Lewis

IA 38th Inf Co K. Residence: Glenwood, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 22 Aug 1862. Mustered 6 Oct 1862. Private. Died of disease 4 Sep 1863, New Orleans, Louisiana. Sources: (ISW-V p906)

OLSON, Lewis

IL 1st Army Corps, Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, Unassigned Recruits. Residence: Not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Soldier. Age 35. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for one year on 3 Apr 1865 at Leavenworth, Kansas, and mustered there the same day. Private. Sources: (ILSA reel 17 p37)

OLSON, Lewis

WI 12th Inf Co K. Residence: Freeman, Rising Sun, Crawford County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 12 Oct 1861 at Marietta, Wisconsin. Mustered 31 Oct 1861. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at Natchez, Mississippi. Promoted to Corporal on 1 Nov 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-12,14,15; red book vol 17, p176)

OLSON, Lewis

WI 46th Inf Co E. Residence: La Grange, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 34. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 9 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 186-6,20; red book vol 51) “Oleson, Lewis”

OLSON, Lewis

IL 36th Inf Co F. Residence: Newark, Kendall County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 20. Blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1861 at Newark. Mustered 20 Aug 1861 at Aurora, Illinois. Private. Died 26 Dec 1863 of wounds received at Mission Ridge. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 72)

OLSON, Lorenz

WI 22nd Inf Co I. Residence: Spring Valley, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 45. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 13 Aug 1862 at Spring Valley. Mustered 1 Sep 1862 at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service for disability on 4 Sep 1863 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS red book vol 27) “Oleson, Lorenz”

OLSON, Lorenz

IL 8th Cav Co M. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 30. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 9 Feb 1864 at Chicago and mustered there on 29 Feb 1864. Private. Mustered out with his Company on 17 Jul 1865 at Benton Harbor, Missouri; however, he was absent sick at the time and no discharge was given. Sources: (ILSA reel 14 p161)

OLSON, Louis

US 13th Inf. Residence: Iowa. Civil War: Sources: (ISW-VI p 18)

OLSON, Louis

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 p808)

OLSON, Mads

Civil War: Post war: Buried at Holden, Mt. Morris, Wisconsin; stone reads “24 Oct 1830 – 9 Jan 1899”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

OLSON, Marthin

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Mt. Morris, Waushara County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 35. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 30 Sep 1864 at Berlin, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 4 Oct 1864. Bounty $100. Private. Joined I Company at Whiteside, Tennessee, 29 Dec 1864. Temporarily assigned to the Wisconsin 24th Infantry. Transferred to Company I of the Wisconsin 13th on 10 Jun 1865. Mustered out 24 Jul 1865. Post war: There is a man named Mads Olson (24 Oct 1830 – 9 Jan 1899) buried in Holden Cemetery, Mt. Morris. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11; red book vol 20 p132) (Buslett p604) (Ager p315) (Hedberg) “Olson, Martin”

OLSON, Martin

MI 4th Inf (1st Org.) Co A. Residence: Monroe County, Michigan. Civil War: Age 26. Enlisted for three years on 20 Jun 1861 at Adrian, Michigan. Mustered the same day. Private. Taken prisoner in the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on 2 Jul 1863. Died in prison at Richmond. Virginia, 27 Oct 1863. Sources: (RUS p 303) (Michigan Historical Society Adjutant General’s reports vol 4 p83)

OLSON, Martin

MN 11th Inf Co H. Residence: Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enrolled for three years on 13 Aug 1864. Mustered 5 Sep 1864 at Fort Snelling. Private. Suffered a knee injury in a train wreck between Talahoma and Nashville. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 26 Jun 1865 at Gallatin, Tennessee. Post war: He took the name Bjelland. Wife Emily. Lived in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Died in 1914. Buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Albert Lea. Sources: (MINN p523) (MCIW p503) “Bjelland, Martin Olson”

OLSON, Martin

WI 2nd Cav Co E. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 20 Dec 1861 at Portage, Wisconsin. Mustered 14 Jan 1862 at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 207-7)

OLSON, 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 on 7 Feb 1865 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 188-5; red book vol 52) [Handwritten note on muster roll indicates he was included in Co D by mistake.]

OLSON, Martin

IL 1st Army Corps, Regiment of Illinois Volunteers. Company Number Five. Residence: Milton, Will County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Clerk. Age 22. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9½”. Enlisted for one year on 10 Mar 1865 at Joliet, Illinois, and mustered there the same day. Private. Sources: (ILSA reel 17 p14)

OLSON, Martin

WI 30th Inf Co D. Residence: Martell, Pierce County, Wisconsin. Born “Morten Olsen Lodengaard” on 22 Aug 1827 in Østre Gausdal, Oppland, Norway, son of Ole Bertelsen Lund and Sofi Mortensdatter. He came to America on the bark “Preciosa”, which sailed from Drammen, Buskerud, on 2 Jun 1849 and arrived at New York on 26 Jul 1849. He came to Martell Township, Pierce County. Civil War: Farmer. Age 35. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Martell. Mustered 21 Oct 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out with his regiment at Louisville, Kentucky, on 20 Sep 1865. Post war: He was married on 30 Mar 1873 to Maren Sophia Peterson. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 140-13; red book vol 35) (Larsen p57) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-1878)

OLSON, Martin

WI 12th Inf Co C. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted Oct 1861. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 1 Jan 1864 at Natchez, Mississippi. Fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Wounded and sent home. Post war: He was granted a pension of $18 a month because of a wound to his left wrist. Martin Olson was a younger brother of Hans Olson, who was also in Company C. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-14) (“Civil War Diary of Hans Olson Grinder”, by Albert O. Grender, the soldier’s great grandson; priv. Publ. 1993) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.)

OLSON, Mathias

WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Hamburg, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born “Mathias Olsen Galtestad” in 1831 at Biri, Oppland, Norway, son of Ole Nilsen Øvre Galtestad and Gudbjør Andersdatter. He came to America probably on “Flora”, which sailed from Christiania on 15 Jun 1849 and reached New York on 23 Aug 1849. He came to Hamburg Township, Vernon County. He was married on 12 Aug 1857 to Christiana Sveum (?-1928). Nine children. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 34. Gray eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’5½”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 21 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. Joined Company B on 27 Nov 1864. Wounded in action at the Battle of Hatcher’s Run, Virginia, 7 Feb 1865. Discharged from the service 27 Jun 1865 at Harvey hospital, Madison, Wisconsin, for disability due to the wounds received in battle. Post war: Died 2 Apr 1903. Buried in Lower Coon Valley Lutheran Cemetery. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 27-14; red book vol 11 p46) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-3049a) (Larsen) “Olson, Mattius”

OLSON, Mical

WI 15th Inf Co A. Residence: Bad Ax County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 25. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 16 Dec 1861 in Bad Ax County. Mustered 20 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Left sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 11 Jun 1862. Died of disease in Chicago, Illinois, 28 Jul 1862. Sources: (WHS red book vol 20 p 20) (Buslett p 364) (Ager p293) “Olson, Michael”

OLSON, Michael

WI 3rd Inf Co A. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 27. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 5 Dec 1864 at Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Mustered at Milwaukee the same day. Private. Mustered out 18 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 12-3; red book vol 9 p24)

OLSON, Michael

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 27 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Private. Sick at Bowling Green, Kentucky, 4 Nov 1862. Served as escort with the provision transport from Stevenson, Alabama, 13 Oct 1863. Taken prisoner at Battle of New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864. Died of disease (diarrhea) in Andersonville Prison, 9 Nov 1864. Buried in grave 11,931. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4) (Buslett p394) (GPO p148) (Ager p296) (RWV p809) ancestry.com) (“Prisoners who died at Andersonville Prison” Atwater List, publ 1865)

OLSON, Mons

MN 10th Inf Co D. Residence: Minneola, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Voss, Norway. Civil War: Age 32. Enrolled 22 Aug 1862. Mustered 9 Oct 1862. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 19 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p471) (MCIW p478) (Ulvestad p318) “Oleson, Mons”

OLSON, Neals

IL 20th Inf Co H. Residence: Granville, Putnam County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9½”. Enlisted for three years on 13 Jun 1861 at Joliet, Illinois, and mustered there the same day. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at Big Black River, Mississippi, and mustered there the same day. Private. Killed in action on 22 Jul 1864. Sources: (ILSA reel two p 85, 86)

OLSON, Neil

WI 1st Cav Co F. Civil War: Age 26. Enlisted for three years on 10 Sep 1861 at Hartland, Wisconsin. Mustered at Ripon, Wisconsin on 31 Oct 1861. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 202-8)

OLSON, Nels

IL 65th Inf Re-organized, Co B Consolidated. Residence: Not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Boatman. Age 28. Blue eyes, dark hair, florid complexion, height not shown. Enlisted for one year on 4 Apr 1865 at Jacksonville, Illinois, as a substitute for C. W. Howar, and mustered there the next day. Private. Mustered out with his Company on 13 Jul 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina. Sources: (ILSA reel 17 p40)

OLSON, Nels

IL 130th Inf Co C. Residence: Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 31. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 9 Aug 1862 at Camp Butler and mustered there on 20 Aug 1862. Private. Transferred to Illinois 77th Infantry, Company H (A?). Sources: (ILSA reel 11 p10)

OLSON, Nels

MN Indian War: The Scandinavian Guards, organized in Nicollet County, Minnesota, 27 Aug 1862, and served in that county 21 days. Indian War: Private. Sources: (MCIW p808)

OLSON, Nels

MN 4th Inf Co B. Residence: Newberg, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Substitute. Mustered 20 June 1864. Private. Discharged from the service 19 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p183) (MCIW p225, 689)

OLSON, Nels

MN Indian War: "Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862". The Scandinavian Guards, organized in Nicollet County, 27 Aug 1862, and who served 21 days. Private. Sources: (MCIW p808).

OLSON, Nels S.

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Pine Lake, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born “Niels Olsen Solverød” on 21 May 1839 at Siljan, Telemark, Norway, son of Ole Andersen Solverød and Kari Isaksdatter. He came to America with his parents and three siblings on “Superb”, which sailed from Skien, Telemark, on 13 May 1849 and reached New York on 2 Jul 1849. They came to Delafield Towmship, Waukesha County, later moving up to Scandinavia Township, Waupaca County. Civil War: Age 29. Married. Enlisted for three years on 8 Dec 1861 at Pine Lake, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 10 Dec 1861. Private. Was on leave and sick in Pine Lake from 24 Mar to 24 May 1862. Left sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 11 Jun 1862. Found to be unfit for service and was discharged for disability on 15 Jul 1862. Post war: Married on 20 Dec 1866 to Lovise Abrahamsdatter Nes (1843-1919). Nine children. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 78-3; red book vol 20 p62) (Buslett p454) (Ager p302) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-730)

OLSON, Nelse

WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Utica, Crawford County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 32. Married. Blue eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year at Utica on 29 Oct 1864 and mustered the same day at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Private. Joined Company B on 27 Nov 1864. Wounded in action in the battle of Hatcher’s Run, Virginia, 7 Feb 1865. Was taken prisoner in the battle of Gravelly Run, Virginia, 31 Mar 1865. Paroled on 2 Apr 1865. Absent on leave on parole 10 Apr 1865. Mustered out on 15 May 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS red book vol 11 p46) (Larsen) “Olson, Nels”

OLSON, Nelson

IL 8th Inf Co I. Residence: Danville, Vermillion County, Illinois. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 28. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’3”. Enlisted for one year on 27 Sep 1864 at Danville and mustered there the same day. Private. Discharged 27 Sep 1865 at New Orleans, term of service having expired. Sources: (ILSA reel one p121)

OLSON, Nelson

MN 11th Inf Co K. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 38. Enrolled 30 Aug 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service per order 27 May 1865. Sources: (MINN p529) (MCIW p505)

OLSON, Nicolas

WI 15th Inf Regimental Staff. Civil War: Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Employed as a servant to the Regimental Adjutant Lewis Nelson. No indication he was ever enlisted. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 78-1)

OLSON, Niels

IL 16th Cav Co M. Residence: Morris, Grundy County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 40. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 25 Dec 1862 at Morris. Mustered 19 May 1863 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Was transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corp on 3 Jun 1864. Mustered out on 9 Sep 1865 at Springfield, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel 15 p95)

OLSON, Niels

WI 29th Inf Co I. Residence: Ashippun, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Born 6 Jul 1836 in Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Hartford, Wisconsin. Mustered 27 Sep 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 22 Jun 1865 at Shreveport, Louisiana. Post war: Married on 19 Jul 1867 to Martha Nelson Kleiva. Seven children. Died 10 Oct 1923. Buried at East Lemonweir, New Lisbon, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS red book vol 34) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) (Naeseth ’47-718) “Kittilsrød, Niels Olsen”

OLSON, Niels P.

WI 15th Inf Co A. Residence: Bad Ax County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 36. Married. Enlisted for three years on 16 Nov 1861 in Bad Ax County. Mustered 10 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sick in Chattanooga 7 Oct until 28 Nov 1863. Mustered out with Company A at Chattanooga, Tennessee, 20 Dec 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-3; red book vol 20 p 20) (Buslett p364) (Ager p293) “Olson, Nels”

OLSON, Nils

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 42. Married. Enlisted for three years on 25 Oct 1861 at Oconomowoc, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 8 Dec 1861. Private. Sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10, on 11 Jun 1862. Absent with the commissary supply train during July 1862. Sick in Iuka, Mississippi, 20 Aug 1862. Died of disease at U. S. General Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee, 22 Sep 1862. Buried in National Cemetery at Corinth, Mississippi. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 77-8, 78-3; red book vol 20 p62) (Buslett p453) (Ager p302)

OLSON, Nils

WI 47th Inf Co D. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Unmarried. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 25 Jan 1865 at Scandinavia. Mustered 10 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Appointed Sergeant on 12 Feb 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 188-5; red book vol 52)

OLSON, Olaf

WI 8th Inf Co I. Civil War: Age 35. Enrolled for three years on 6 Sep 1861 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. Shown on 18 Aug 1862 to have been left sick at New Madrid on 13 Apr 1862 and is considered to be absent without leave. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 39-11)

OLSON, Olaf

WI 15th Inf Co A. Residence: Chicago, Illinois. Civil War: Age 19. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 8 Oct 1861 at Chicago. Mustered 15 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. He was in jail at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 17 May 1862. Sick in Nashville. Transferred to the Navy near Ringgold, Georgia, 5 May 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-3; red book vol 20 p 20) (Buslett p364) (Ager p293)

OLSON, Olaf F.

MN 14th Inf Co L. Residence: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Spanish-American War: Age 25. Enrolled as First Sergeant 29 Apr 1898 at Princeton, Minnesota. Mustered 8 May 1898 at Camp Ramsey. Reduced to private 22 Jul 1898. Mustered out 18 Nov 1898 at St. Paul. Sources: (MSAW p357)

OLSON, Olaf R.

US Army 20th Inf, Hq Co. Born 4 May 1889 in Oslo, Norway. First World War: Age 29. Entered service on 28 Jun 1918 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Private. Discharged 8 Feb 1919 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Post war: Died at age 36 on 28 May 1925 in Dell Rapids, South Dakota. Buried in the Dell Rapids Cemetery, lot 11, block 5, grave 6. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Minnehaha County)

OLSON, Olase C.

WI 3rd Inf Co G. Residence: Clayton, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born 1837 in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Gray eyes, light hair, florid complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Apr 1861 at Neenah, Wisconsin. Mustered 29 Jun 1861 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran 21 Dec 1863. Promoted to Corporal 6 Mar 1864. Promoted to Sergeant 20 May 1865. “Participated in battles of Buckton Station, Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Pope’s Campaign, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Resaca and Dallas, where he received a severe wound. Returned to duty 10 Apr 1865, a brave and good soldier.” Mustered out 18 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 9 p142) (South Dakota Historical collections, vol XVI, publ 1932, p307) “Olson, Olus C”

OLSON, Olaus

MN 10th Inf Co D. Residence: Holden, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 22 Aug 1862. Mustered 9 Oct 1862. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 19 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p471) (MCIW p478)

OLSON, Olavis

MN 1st Reg Mounted Rangers 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. Said to have re-enlisted. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Bratsberg, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Sources: (MINN p657) (MCIW p533) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22) “Olson, Olaus”

OLSON, Olavus

MN 6th Inf Co I. Residence: South Bend, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Born 13 Jul 1839 in Norway, a son of Ole Olsen and Marta Thorsdatter. Came to the US to Minnesota in 1850. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 4 Oct 1862. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 19 Aug 1865. Post war: Married in 1865 to Emma Olson. Moved to Sauk Center, Minnesota and then, in 1900, moved to Anoka, Minnesota. Olavus died on 3 May 1918 of bronchial pneumonia and is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Anoka. Sources: (MINN p311) (MCIW p344) (Obituary, “The Anoka Herald”, copy in Anoka County Historical Society, Civil War Collection #5)

OLSON, Olavus

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 19. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 9 Nov 1861 at Scandinavia and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 20 Dec 1861. Private. Was with the provisions transport from Stevenson, Alabama, in October 1863. Sick for a time in 1864. Mustered out with I Company at Chattanooga, Tennessee, 10 Feb 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11; red book vol 20 p132) (Buslett p604) (Ager p315, e51) “Olson, Olaus”

OLSON, Ole

WI 25th Inf Co B. Residence: Richwood, Richland County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 42. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 6’2”. Enlisted for three years on 26 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 10 Feb 1864. Private. Recruit. Joined the company on 28 Apr 1864. Was on the march from Decatur, Alabama, to Resaca, Georgia, where he was killed in battle 12 May 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 121-13; red book vol 30) (Love p1098) “Oleson, Ole”

OLSON, Ole

WI 51st Inf Co K. Born in Norway. Civil War: Hazel eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’4½”. Substitute for R. M. Roberts of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Enrolled and mustered in on 21 Mar 1865 at Milwaukee. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 198-11)

OLSON, Ole

WI 49th Inf Co B. Residence: Cortland, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 35. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 17 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 22 Feb 1865 at Madison. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 193-4,13,20) “Olson, Oley”

OLSON, Ole

WI 46th Inf Co I. Residence: York, Green County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Clarno, Green County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 40. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for one year on 3 Feb 1865 at York, Wisconsin. Mustered 11 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 186-10,13; red book vol 51)

OLSON, Ole

IL 46th Inf Co K. Residence: East Newberg, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 28. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Oct 1861 at Caledonia, Minnesota. Mustered 30 Dec 1861 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p117)

OLSON, Ole

IL 82nd Inf Co I. Residence: Michigan City, Michigan. Born 14 Jan 1839 in Stavanger, Norway. Came to America in 1850 to Freedom, Illinois. Civil War: Saddler. Age 24. Unmarried. Gray eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Jul 1862 at Chicago, Illinois. Mustered 29 Oct 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois, as a Corporal. Mustered out 9 Jun 1865 at Washington. Final discharge at Chicago, Illinois, on 1 Jul 1865. Post war: On 10 Dec 1867, he married Julia Jenson. Sources: (ILSA reel 7 p72) (Michigan Historical Society, Adjutant General’s report, vol 45 p298) (VGC Visergutten, 4 Apr 1918)

OLSON, Ole

WI 34th Inf Co A. Residence: Goodyear (sic) County, Minnesota. Civil War: Age 38. Unmarried. Enlisted for nine months on 17 Nov 1862 at Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Mustered 6 Dec 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 8 Sep 1863 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 155-3,7; red book vol 39)

OLSON, Ole

MN 1st Inf Co F. Residence: Hayward Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 10 Mar 1865. Mustered at St. Paul, Minnesota. Private. Sick with measles in Monson Hill (?). Discharged from the service 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (FCHS Albert Lea, Minnesota GAR records)

OLSON, Ole

MN 2nd Inf Co E. Civil War: Enrolled August 1861. Private. Discharged April 1862. Sources: (WPA North Dakota Historical Data Project)

OLSON, Ole

MN 7th Inf Co G. Residence: Vasa, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enrolled 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 30 Oct 1862. Private. Died 29 Oct 1864 at Sedalia, Missouri. Sources: (MINN p349) (MCIW p381)

OLSON, Ole

MN 9th Inf Co H. Residence: San Francisco, Carver County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age not shown. Enrolled 21 Aug 1862. Mustered 27 Oct 1862. Private. Discharged from the service per order 26 May 1865. Sources: (MINN p442) (MCIW p450)

OLSON, Ole

MN 2nd Cav Co G. Residence: Linden, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 23 Dec 1863. Mustered 4 Jan 1864. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service for disability 20 Jun 1865. Post war: A veteran by this name, living in Spring Valley, Freeborn County, Minnesota, was granted a pension of $4 a month because of a gun shot wound to his left knee. Pension # 16,114. Sources: (MINN p736) (MCIW p562) (DCHS 1890 Veteran Census card file) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota)

OLSON, Ole

MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co B. Civil War: Served in Indian and Civil wars from 11 Oct 1862 to 11 Nov 1863. MN 2nd Cav Co B from 10 Dec 1863 to 1 Dec 1865. Private. Post war: “Norman” added to his name later. “Norman, Ole O.” Sources: (Pension Records - Information supplied by Allard E Stevens, Granite Falls, Minnesota)

OLSON, Ole

WI 30th Inf Co H. Residence: Mt Morris, Washara County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Mt. Morris. Mustered 21 Oct 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 20 Sep 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 140-9, 140-13; red book vol 35)

OLSON, Ole

NY 12th Battery. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives vol 12)

OLSON, Ole

IA 5th Cav Co K. Residence: Scott County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Mustered 1 Nov 1861. Private. Discharged from the service for disability 8 May 1862, Medora, Kentucky. Sources: (ISW-IV p963)

OLSON, Ole

WI 22nd Inf Co G. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Farmer. Gray eyes, light hair, flushed complexion, 5’6”. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 12 Oct 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, as a substitute for Engelbert Simonson. Enrollment credited to Coon, Vernon County. Private. Never joined the Regimental Permanent Garrison at Madison, Wisconsin. Transferred to WI 3rd Inf on 10 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 27)

OLSON, Ole

TX 20th Cav Co C. CSA. Born “Ole Olsen Torp” on 2 Jun 1842 at Loten, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 10 Mar 1862 at Prairieville, Kaufman County. Private. Served until his Regiment’s surrender in 1865. Post war: Died 10 Nov 1913 in Kauffman County, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)

OLSON, Ole

WI 2nd Inf Co E. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Boatman. Age 21. Blue eyes, brown hair, florid complexion, 5’10½”. Enlisted for three years on 1 Jun 1861 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Mustered 11 Jun 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Transferred to Western Gun Boat Service on 17 Feb 1862. Promoted to “Ship’s Corporal”. Discharged from the service from the US Gunboat “Mound City” on 26 Jul 1863, “his time having expired”. Sources: (WHS red book vol 8)

OLSON, Ole

WI 3rd Inf Co _. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Gray eyes, light hair, flushed complexion, 5’6”. Enrolled for one year on 12 Oct 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Substitute for Enlebert Simonson (sp?), Rock, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Private. A soldier named “Ole T. Oleson” of Company K died of disease on 10 Nov 1864 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 12-2) (WLCW p16) (Love p1060)

OLSON, Ole

WI 3rd Inf Co F. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year and mustered at 21 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 12-3)

OLSON, Ole

WI 3rd Inf Co F. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 40. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Drafted from the Sixth district of Wisconsin. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 6 Oct 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 8 Jul 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS red book vol 9 p128)

OLSON, Ole

WI 5th Inf Co A. Residence: Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for three years on 13 May 1861. Mustered at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service 15 Feb 1864. Re-enlisted. Discharged from the service 11 Jul 1865. In his GAR enrollment record he stated that he had been wounded at Rapahanock Station on 7 Nov 1863, at Charleston, Virginia, 1864, and at Wilderness, Virginia, on 5 May 1864. He also stated that he had been sick in hospital for rheumatism and for chronic diarrhea. Post war: Came to Freeborn County, Minnesota, after the war. Sources: (Kennedy, James B. Wisconsin Civil War name index) (FCHS Albert Lea, Minnesota GAR records which note that his name is also “Ole Styve”) “Styve, Ole”

OLSON, Ole

WI 5th Inf Re-organized Co A. Residence: Menomonie, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 21. Unmarried. Brown eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’10½”. Private. Teamster. Was in WI 5th Inf Co C. Transferred from Co K. Re-enlisted as a veteran for three years on 10 Feb 1864 at Brandy Station, Virginia, and re-mustered there on 16 Feb 1864. Mustered out 11 Jul 1865 at Jeffersonville, Indiana. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 26-3; red book vol 10b p184)

OLSON, Ole

WI 6th Inf. Residence: Fountain, Juneau County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 44. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 20 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 27-14)

OLSON, Ole

WI 6th Inf. Residence: Portland, Monroe County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28. Blue eyes, light brown, dark complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 20 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 27-14).

OLSON, Ole

WI 21st Inf Co I. Residence: Menasha, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Chastona (sic), Norway. Civil War: Age 40. Mechanic. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 6 Aug 1862 at Menasha. Mustered 5 Sep 1862 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Private. Was in the battle of Resaca, Georgia, 14 May 1864. Was in the battles of Averysboro and Bentonville, North Carolina, 16-19 Mar 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 106-14; red book vol 26) “Olesen, Ole”

OLSON, Ole

WI 12th Inf Co C. Residence: Rush River, St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 27. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-14)

OLSON, Ole

WI 12th Inf Co C. Residence: New Centerville, Wisconsin. Civil War: Enlisted at Prescott, Wisconsin. Mustered 30 Oct 1861. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-15)

OLSON, Ole

WI 21st Inf Co G. Residence: Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 20. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 19 Aug 1862 at Waupaca. Mustered 5 Sep 1862 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Bounty $25 paid. Private. Engaged in the battles of Chaplain Hills, Hoover Gap, Dug Gap, and Chickamauga, Georgia. Was in the campaign to Atlanta and the campaign to Savannah. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 106-9,14; red book vol 26)

OLSON, Ole

WI 14th Inf Co G. Residence: Gale, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 40. Blue eyes, light brown hair, flushed complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 26 Feb 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 70-14)

OLSON, Ole

WI 14th Inf Co I. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Gray eyes, light brown hair, fair complexion, 5’9½”. Enlisted for three years on 25 Feb 1864 at La Crosse. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Was all through the campaign around Atlanta, in the battle of Nashville and the pursuit of Hood’s army. He was in the Siege of Fort Spanish and the campaign against Montgomery, Alabama. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 70-14; red book vol 19 p172)

OLSON, Ole

WI 18th Inf Co E. Residence: New Lisbon, Juneau County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 44. Laborer. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’6”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year and mustered at La Crosse, Wisconsin, on 20 Sep 1864. Enrollment credited to Fountain, Juneau County. Private. Mustered out 2 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 92-11; red book vol 23)

OLSON, Ole

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Freeborn County, Minnesota. Civil War: Age 19. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 20 Jan 1862 in Freeborn County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Private. Sick in hospital at Farmington, Mississippi, and died there of disease, 24 Aug 1862. Buried in National Cemetery at Corinth, Mississippi, section B, grave 462. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12; red book vol 20 p148) (Buslett p638) (Ager p319)

OLSON, Ole

WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Unmarried. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’2”. Enlisted for three years on 26 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 13 Feb 1862. Private. Shot in his head at Atlanta 23 Jul 1864 and died of that wound in a hospital at Chattanooga, Tennessee, 5 Aug 1864. Buried in the National Cemetery at Chattanooga; section F, grave 285. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-10,18; red book vol 20 p118) (Buslett p570) (Ager p310)

OLSON, Ole A.

MN Inf. Civil War: Enlisted Jun 1864. Private. Discharged Jun 1865. Post war: Lived in Norman County, Minnesota. Died. Widow Mary was living in North Dakota in 1885. Sources: (WPA North Dakota Historical Data Project)

OLSON, Ole B.

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Born 1841. Civil War: Age 21. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 25 Oct 1861 at Manitowoc and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 12 Dec 1861. Private. Sick in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 28 Nov 1863. Sick 21 Sep 1864. Mustered out with his Company, 13 Jan 1865, at Chattanooga. He was named Brevet (honorary) Second Lieutenant on 4 Apr 1867 with rank from 7 Apr 1862 and he is entered on the Roll of Honor for the Second Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corp. He was given the rank of Lieutenant in recognition of bravery displayed while on guard duty when the armored “Carondolet” passed through the blockage at Mississippi River Island No. 10. Post war: Died 29 Aug 1878 and is buried in the Gjerpen Cemetery in Manitowoc County. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8; red book vol 20 p90) (Buslett p514) (Ulvestad p258) (Ager p307) “Olsen, Ole B.”

OLSON, Ole B.

WI 19th Inf Co E. Born 11 Jul 1832 at Vang, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 32. Gray eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion, 5’5”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 30 Sep 1864 at Liberty, Wisconsin. Mustered at Green Bay, Wisconsin, the same day. Private. Mustered out 9 Aug 1865 at Richmond, Virginia. Post war: Died 25 Feb 1911. Buried at West cemetery, Valders, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 97-13,15; red book vol 24) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) “Oleson, Ole Berge” “Berge, Ole O.”

OLSON, Ole Brasve

WI 2nd Cav Co F. Residence: Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Born 11 Apr 1847 in Norway. Civil War: Age 16/17. Private. Post war: Married Gunhild Anderson, the daughter of Anders Halstensen, who served in this company. Five children. Moved to Lake Mills, Iowa, and bought a farm. Died 11 Sep 1894. Sources: (Letter from Robert Singlestad, North Mankato, Minnesota, who says neither the National Archives nor the State Historical Society of Wisconsin has been able to find any record for this soldier.)

OLSON, Ole C.

MI 5th Cav Co F. Residence: Cedar Creek, Muskegon County, Michigan. Born 1 Feb 1842 in Sonomet Prestegjeld, Norway, a son of Christian Olson and Bertha Torgersdatter. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at White River. Mustered 28 Aug 1862. Private. Promoted to Sergeant. Said to have taken part in the Grand Review in Washington DC on 23 May 1865. Mustered out on 22 Jun 1865 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Post war: Married in Michigan on 13 Apr 1867 to Anne Margrethe Hanson. Six children. Married in Muskegon, Michigan, on 27 Feb 1901 to Marta Eriksdatter Hopperstad. In 1903, they were living at Holton, Muskegon County, Michigan. He died there of heart disease on 8 Sep 1925 and was buried in the Lutheran Cemetery at Holton. Sources: (Michigan Historical Society, Adjutant General’s report vol 35 p108) (RUS p303) (Letter, Carilon Carr, Grand Rapids, Michigan, cjcarr@altelco.net)

OLSON, Ole E.

IA 5th Cav Co I. Residence: Jackson County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 23 Oct 1861. Mustered 1 Nov 1861. Private. Transferred to a Minnesota unit on 25 Feb 1864. Sources: (ISW-IV p962)

OLSON, Ole H.

IA 38th Inf Co K. Residence: Glenwood, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 4 Nov 1862. Private. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated, Company I on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, at Houston, Texas. Post war: Married in 1865 to Kristi Monson. Sources: (ISW-V p467,906) (Winneshiek County Marriage Records)

OLSON, Ole H.

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Cato, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway, 6 Dec 1844 (or 1845). Civil War: Age 19. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 18 Feb 1864 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 16 Mar 1864. Bounty $300 of which $60 paid at muster in. Private. Joined F Company on 26 Apr 1864. During the Atlanta campaign, he was hospitalized for chronic diarrhea and rheumatism, and sent to Cumberland hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, to about 1 Sep 1864. Promoted to Corporal 1 Oct 1864. Transferred to Company H at Whiteside, Tennessee, 13 Jan 1865. Temporarily assigned to Wisconsin 24th Infantry. Transferred to Company I of the 13th on 10 Jun 1865. In Oct 1865, he was sent to the division hospital at Victoria, Texas. Discharged from the service 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Post war: He lived in Mary, Norman County, Minnesota. On 1 Sep 1888 he applied for a pension, claiming he had suffered from chronic diarrhea and rheumatism ever since his service days. Died 2 Nov 1896. Sources: (WHS red book vol 20 p84, p90) (Letter, Kathleen Myers, Vancouver, Washington) (Buslett p514,515) (Ulvestad p265) (Ager p308) “Olsen, Ole” “Oleson, Ole”

OLSON, Ole Junior

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 17. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 5 Nov 1861 at Waterford, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 2 Dec 1861. Private. Assigned to Pioneer Corps in November of 1862. Mustered out with C Company on 1 Jan 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Post war: Buried in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5; red book vol 20 p 48) (Buslett p424) (Ager p299) (Meeker) (Hedberg)

OLSON, Ole L.

WI 32nd Inf Co D. Residence: Clayton, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 21. Married. Enlisted at Clayton on 20 Aug 1862. Mustered 25 Sep 1862. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 148-14)

OLSON, Ole N.

IL 36th Inf Co D. Residence: Lisbon, Kendall County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Jul 1861 at Lisbon. Mustered 20 Aug 1861 at Aurora, Illinois. Private. Discharged from the service 22 Sep 1864, expiration of term of service. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 62)

OLSON, Ole No. 1

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Palmyra, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Born “Ole Olsen Skilbred” on 29 Apr 1836 in Gjerpen, Telemark, Norway, son of Ole Ellingsen Skilbred and Dorthe Kirstine Aslaksdatter Tveten. He came to America with his parents and two siblings on “Superb”, which sailed from Skien, Telemark, on 13 May 1849, and arrived in New York on 2 Jul 1849. They came to Palmyra Township, Jefferson County. Civil War: Age 26. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 13 Nov 1861 at Palmyra, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 10 Dec 1861. Private. Sick in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 28 Nov 1863. Mustered out with D Company 13 Feb 1865 at Chattanooga. Post war: He married Marie Gilbertson. Two children. He died 15 Apr 1902, and is buried in Skoponong Lutheran Cemetery, Jefferson County. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 78-3; red book vol 20 p62) (Buslett p454) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-755)

OLSON, Ole No. 2

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Mt. Horeb, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 25. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 15 Dec 1861 at Mt. Horeb, Springdale Township, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 18 Dec 1861. Private. Left behind in hospital at Iuka, Mississippi, on 20 Aug 1862. Died of disease on 28 Sep 1862 at U. S. General Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee. Buried in National Cemetery at Corinth, Mississippi. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 77-8, 78-3; red book vol 20 p62) (Buslett p454) (Ager p302) “Hoiseth, Ole Olson”

OLSON, Ole P.

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Coon Prairie, Bad Ax County, Wisconsin. Born at Sigstadssto, Kvam, Nordre Fron, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway, about 1839. Civil War: Age 22. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 23 Sep 1861 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered 16 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Became Sergeant 18 Dec 1862. Commissioned Second Lieutenant at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on 12 Jan 1863, with rank from 1 Nov 1862. Suffered injuries to his feet and became unfit for service and was discharged on 22 Jun 1863. Post war: He lived at New Richland, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-2,4; red book vol 20 p 28,34) (Buslett p375) (Ager p268, photo) (Gjertveit) (RWV p809) (Hedberg)

OLSON, Ole R.

TX 31st Cav Co ?. CSA. Born “Ole Olsen Ramse” on 10 Apr 1836 in Bujord, Tovdal, Norway. Civil War: Post war: Died 22 Jul 1876 at Brownsboro, Henderson County, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)

OLSON, Ole S.

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 32. Married. Enlisted for three years on 8 Jan 1862 at Manitowoc and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Jan 1862. Private. Seriously wounded at Stone's River, Tennessee, 30 Jun 1862, and sent to hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, and from there to Madison, Wisconsin, where he was mustered out on 13 Jan 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-8, 77-2; red book vol 20 p90) (Buslett p515) (Ager p308) (Meeker)

OLSON, Ole S.

Born about 1830 in Norway. Civil War: Post war: Died 1910. Sources: (Otter Tail County, Minnesota, Historical Society)

OLSON, Ole Senior

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 34. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 9 Oct 1861 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 2 Dec 1861. Sergeant. Sick in St Louis on 4 Mar 1862. Reported on 3 Jun 1862 to be still sick at St. Louis. Was thought to have deserted from Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 1 Jun 1862. Was found to be sick in Evansville, Indiana, where he was declared unfit for service and was discharged on 14 Nov 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5; red book vol 20 p 42) (Buslett p424) (Ulvestad p260) (Ager p299)

OLSON, Ole W.

TX 6th Cav Co I. CSA. Born “Ole Olsen Ramse” on 4 Jan 1839 at Bujord, Tovdal, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 12 Sep 1861 at Dallas, Texas. Private. Died 10 Dec 1861 at Fayetteville, Arkansas. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p115) (www.borgerkrigen.info)

OLSON, Ole W.

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 26. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 8 Jan 1862 at Manitowoc and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Jan 1862. Private. Promoted to Corporal 18 Sep 1862. Promoted to Sergeant 1 May 1863. Taken prisoner at Chickamauga, Georgia, 20 Sep 1863. It was said he survived the battlefield, but he likely died among the Rebels because he was never mustered out, and there were no reports about him after he was taken prisoner. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8; red book vol 20 p84) (Buslett p515) (Ulvestad p260) (Ager p308)

OLSON, Ole.

WI 12th Inf Co C. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Nissedal, Telemark, Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at Natchez, Mississippi. Wounded in the Battle of Atlanta. Post war: Granted a pension of $8 a month because of a wound to his left illium. Buried at Perry, Daleyville “15 Jan 1842 – 7 Jan 1902”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-14) (Ulvestad p284) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.) “Grimstvedt, Ole”

OLSON, Olie

WI 14th Inf Co D. Residence: Waushara County, Wisconsin. Born 1835. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died 1915. Buried at Holden cemetery, Mt. Morris, Wisconsin. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (VGC cemetery data base) (Hedberg) “Holt, Ole Olson”

OLSON, Orick

IL 34th Inf Co B. Residence: Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Illinois. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 29. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 7 Sep 1861 at Camp Butler and mustered there the same day. Private. Detached from this company and assigned to the Pioneer Brigade. Mustered out 2 Dec 1864 at Springfield, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 76).

OLSON, Osmund

See OLSON, Aasmund

OLSON, Paul

WI 8th Inf Co I. Residence: Jackson, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Sep 1861 at La Crosse and mustered 13 Sep 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. In action at Fredericktown; at Mississippi River Island No. 10; Farmington; Corinth; Jackson. Wounded in an arm at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on 23 May 1863. Saw action at DeRussy, Jaynes Hill, Pleasant Hill, Old River, Sugar Mills, Mansurean, Yellow Bayou, Tupelo, Hurricane Creek and Abbeyville. Discharged from the service at Memphis, Tennessee, 16 Sep 1864, expiration of his term of service. Sources: (WHS red book vol 13 p172)

OLSON, Peder

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Greenfield, LaCrosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 39. Farmer. Hazel eyes, dark brown hair, dark complexion, 5’3”. Enlisted for three years on 26 Feb 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Joined Company E in Knoxville, Tennessee. Killed in the Battle of New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 20 p76) (TAR) (Buslett p490) (Ager p305) “Olsen, Peter”

OLSON, Peter

IL 16th Inf Co B. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 33. Farmer. Blue eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’7¼”. Enlisted for three years on 13 Dec 1863 at Galesburg, Illinois, and mustered 15 Dec 1863 at Peoria, Illinois. Private. Transferred from the IL 102nd Inf. Discharged 8 Jul 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (ILSA reel one p57)

OLSON, Peter

IL 20th Inf Co F. Residence: Lockport, Will County, Illinois. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 30. Laborer. Married. Enlisted for three years on 13 Jun 1861 at Joliet, Illinois, and mustered there the same day. Private. Discharged 13 Jun 1864, his term of service having expired. Sources: (ILSA reel one p 74)

OLSON, Peter

IA 5th Cav Co I. Residence: Jackson County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 27 (or 21). Enlisted 23 Oct 1861. Mustered 1 Nov 1861. Private. Died of disease 5 Jul 1862, Fort Heiman, Kentucky. Sources: (ISW-IV p963)

OLSON, Peter

IL 104th Inf Co A. Residence: Ottowa, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 40. Married. Gray eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Ottowa, and mustered there on 27 Aug 1862. Private. Killed 20 Sep 1863 at Chickamauga, Georgia. Sources: (ILSA reel 9 p36)

OLSON, Peter

MN 4th Inf Co B. Residence: Carver, Carver County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Mustered 3 Mar 1864. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service at expiration of term, 19 Jul 1865. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Dundee, Nobles County, Minnesota. Sources: (MINN p183) (MCIW p225, 689) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22) “Oleson, Peter” “Olsen, Petter”

OLSON, Peter

NY 6th Artillery. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSON, Peter

WI 46th Inf Co K. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Gray eyes, light brown hair, fair complexion, 5’5½”. Enlisted for one year on 28 Jan 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Mustered out with this company on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-11; red book vol 51)

OLSON, Peter

IL 67th Inf Co I. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Christiania, Norway. Civil War: Box maker. Unmarried. Age 18. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted 3 Jun 1862 at Chicago and mustered there on 13 Jun 1862. Private. Sources: (ILSA reel 7 p27)

OLSON, Peter

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Christiana, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born “Peder Olsen Ofstedal”. Civil War: Age 19. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 10 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Private. Sent sick to hospital in Jacinto, Mississippi, 28 Jul 1862. Discharged from the service for disease, 26 Sep 1862, St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4; red book vol 20 p 34) (Buslett p395,397 photo) (Ager p275, photo; 296) (RWV p809) (Ulvestad p319)

OLSON, Peter Ole

WI 8th Inf Co C. Residence: Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wisconsin. Born in Stavanger, Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Unmarried. Age 26. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted 24 Aug 1861. Mustered 9 Sep 1861. Private. Re-enrolled as a Veteran for three years on 25 Feb 1864 at Black River Bridge, Mississippi. Bounty $402. Re-mustered 9 Mar 1864 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Discharged from the service 5 Sep 1865 Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 39-5; red book vol 13 p54)

OLSON, Petter

MN 10th Inf Co D. Residence: Wanamingo, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Enrolled 22 Aug 1862. Mustered 9 Oct 1862. Private. Discharged from the service at Fort Goodhue, Minnesota, for disability, 11 Apr 1863. Sources: (MINN p471) (MCIW p478)

OLSON, Porter C.

IL 36th Inf Co F. Residence: Newark, Kendall County, Illinois. Born 11 Apr 1832 in Niagara Falls, New York, son of Ole Olsen Hetletvedt, who came from Stavanger on the sloop "Restauration" in 1825. Lived in Orleans County, New York. Came to Kendall County. Civil War: Lawyer. Age 29. Unmarried. Blue eyes, dark hair, medium complexion, 5’7”. Enrolled 5 Aug 1861 at Newark. Mustered 20 Aug 1861 at Aurora, Illinois. Commissioned Captain. Commander of Company F. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. Promoted to Colonel on 11 May 1863. On 2 Jul 1863, he was in Officers Hospital at Nashville, suffering fever and diarrhea. Took part in the battles of Chickamauga and Mission Ridge. Porter Olson was killed in Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, 30 Nov 1864. He was struck by a musket ball in his breast near his heart. He was acting Brigadier General when he was killed. He is buried at Newark, near Millington, Illinois. Two brothers, James Webster Olson and Soren Luther Olson, were also enlisted in Company F of the 36th. Sources: (ILSA reel 3 p 70) (Ulvestad p252) (FLOM p59) (Naeseth vol 1) (Norlie, Olaf Morgan “History of the Norwegian People in America”, publ 1925, p133) (“History of Norwegians of Illinois”, by A. E. Strand, publ. Chicago, 1905; photo) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) “Olson, Porter Chamberlain”

OLSON, Richard

IL 82nd Inf Co I. Residence: Leland, LaSalle County, Illinois. Born in Stavanger, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 25. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 9 Aug 1862 at Chicago. Mustered 29 Oct 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps on 15 Nov 1863. Sources: (ILSA reel 7 p73)

OLSON, Rollin

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Argyle, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Born “Ole Olsen Kalnoebrud” on 10 Nov 1832 in Jevnaker, Hadeland, Oppland, Norway, son of Ole Hansen Gundstad and Kari Iversdatter. He came to America on “Benedicte”, which sailed from Drammen, Buskerud, on 8 Jun 1849 and arrived in New York on 22 Aug 1849. He came to Jordan Township, Green County, Wisconsin. He was married 5 Aug 1854 to Marin Pedersdatter Smerud (1837-1913). Civil War: Age 30. Married. Enlisted 4 Dec 1861 in LaFayette County. Mustered 8 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Designated Corporal. Promoted to Sergeant 1 Jul 1862. Missing in battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863. On April 1864, Olson was taken up from missing in action at Chickamauga; because it was learned that he was prisoner of war in Richmond, Virginia. He had suffered a severe ankle wound in the Chickamauga fighting. He was paroled and sent to the parole hospital at Annapolis, Maryland, on 3 Sep 1864. Promoted from Sergeant to First Sergeant 1 Sep 1864. Commissioned First Lieutenant on 10 Nov 1864. Discharged from the service on 16 Dec 1864. (final separation 18 Jan 1865). Post war: Granted a pension of $4 a month because of a wound to his left foot. Died 31 Mar 1898 in Green County, Wisconsin. Buried in Lutheran Cemetery, Jordan, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7; red book vol 20 p70) (TAR) (Buslett p465) (Ulvestad p258) (Ager p305) (Meeker) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.) (VGC) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-2843) (Milo Swanton, Madison, WI) “Olsen, Rollin”

OLSON, Samuel

IA 10th Inf Co K. Residence: Cambridge, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enlisted 1 Oct 1861. Mustered 11 Oct 1861. Private. Promoted Corporal 1 Mar 1863. Wounded in wrist severely 16 May 1863, Champion Hills, Mississippi. Discharged from the service for disability 7 Nov 1863, St. Louis, Missouri. Post war: In 1885, Samuel Oleson was living in Cambridge, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-II p232) (XSS Iowa p ?)

OLSON, Simon

IA 5th Cav Co I. Residence: Jackson County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Enlisted 23 Oct 1861. Mustered 1 Nov 1861. Private. Discharged from the service for disability 31 Jul 1862, Corinth, Mississippi. Sources: (ISW-IV p963)

OLSON, Sole

IA 5th Cav Co I. Residence: Jackson County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 33. Enlisted 23 Oct 1861. Mustered 1 Nov 1861. Private. Discharged from the service for disability 14 May 1862 at Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee. Sources: (ISW-IV p963)

OLSON, Soren

See TVETEN, Soren Olson

OLSON, Soren

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: McKee, Wilbers Creek, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 25. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 14 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Sick in Tullahoma, Tennessee, 1 Jul 1863. Sick in Stevenson, Alabama, 28 Aug 1863. Corporal. Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, 11 Sep 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200, box 76-4; red book vol 20, p34) (Buslett p395) (Ulvestad p265) (Ager p297) (RWV p809) From Wellers Creek(?). From Willer’s Creek(?).

OLSON, Soren Luther

IL 36th Inf Co F. Residence: Newark, Kendall County, Illinois. Born at Niagara, New York. American-born son of Slooper Pioneer Ole Olsen Hetletvedt, and brother of Porter C Olsen, a captain in the Illinois 36th Infantry, and of James Webster Olson. Civil War: Clerk. Age 23. Unmarried. Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enrolled as a Corporal. Promoted to Sergeant. Became First Sergeant. Commissioned Second Lieutenant. Commanded Company F. Soren Olsen was killed 31 Dec 1862 in the Battle of Stone’s River at Murfreesboro, Tennessee. A 12-pound shell struck to his right, killing him and a corporal and wounding three others. Sources: (ILSA reel 3 p 70) (Ulvestad p256) (FLOM p59) (Norlie, Olaf Morgan “History of the Norwegian People in America”, publ 1925, p133)

OLSON, Sven

TX 31st Cav Co ?. CSA. Residence: Brownsboro, Texas. Born “Sven Olsen Bujord” on 12 Sep 1821 in Tovdal, Norway, the son of Ole Aslaksen. Sven married Asborg. The couple, along with Sven's father, came to America in 1846 in a group let by Johan Reierson. At Alexandria, Louisiana, they could not afford a wagon to haul their possessions, so Sven made a wheelbarrow from a large log. He walked and pushed the wheelbarrow, while his wife, Asborg, walked beside him, carrying their infant child. The child died on the trip. The couple eventually reached Brownsboro. Three daughters were born there. Civil War: Dark blue eyes, red hair, scar above left eye, 5’5”. Enlisted at beginning of the war. Private. Served 18 months. Assigned to Vicksburg. He was at Shiloh. Post war: Sven died 27 Jul 1906, age 84. Asborg died in 1894. Sources: ("The Nelson-Jorgenson Saga", by Alice Marie Nelson, privately printed 1950.) (www.borgerkrigen.info)

OLSON, Sven

WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Elgin, Fayette County, Iowa. Civil War: Age 21. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 3 Feb 1862 at Elgin and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Feb 1862. Private. Sick in a hospital at Mississippi River No. 10 on 11 June 1862. Discharged from the service for disability at Cincinnati, Ohio, 6 Oct 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-10; red book vol 20 p118) (Buslett p570) (Ager p310) “Olson, Svend”

OLSON, Swen

WI 22nd Inf Co A. Civil War: Enlisted 15 Aug 1862. Private. Wounded. Gun shot to thigh. Discharged from the service 25 Apr 1865. Post war: 1890 Federal Veterans and Widows Census shows him living in Brandon, Douglas County, Minnesota. His widow was Hava O. Olson. Sources: (DCHS 1890 Veteran Census card file)

OLSON, Sylvester

WI 3rd Inf Co F. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 29. Blue eyes, brown hair, flush complexion, 5’7”. Drafted from the Sixth District of Wisconsin. Enrolled for one year on 21 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 9 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 12-3; red book vol 9 p128)

OLSON, Syver

WI 30th Inf Co E. Born in Norway. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Kennedy, James B. Wisconsin Civil War name index)

OLSON, Theodorus

DT 1st Cav Co B. Born 11 Oct 1827 at Christiania, Norway. Indian War: Age 34. Enrolled 20 Sep 1862 at Vermillion, Dakota Territory. Private. Served as a blacksmith. Discharged from the service 15 Aug 1864 at Fort Randall. Post war: Married Anna. Four children. Died at age 63 on 8 May 1891 in Spirit Mound township, Clay County, South Dakota, and was buried there in Clay Creek Cemetery. Sources: (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Clay County)

OLSON, Thomas

IL 36th Inf Co G. Residence: Morris, Grundy County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Laborer. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for “the war” on 19 Aug 1861 at Morris and mustered 20 Aug 1861 at Aurora, Illinois. Private. Wounded in the Battle of Pea Ridge. Died of his wounds 11 Apr 1862 at Cassville, Missouri. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 77)

OLSON, Thomas

IL 37th Inf Co G. Residence: Morris, Grundy County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 24. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for the war on 19 Aug 1861 at Morris. Mustered 20 Aug 1861 at Aurora, Illinois. Private. Wounded in the battle of Pea Ridge. Died 11 Apr 1862 at Cassville, Missouri. Sources: (ILSA reel 3 p 77)

OLSON, Thomas

IL 67th Inf Co D. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 19. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’5¾”. Enlisted for three years on 31 May 1862 at Chicago and mustered there on 3 Jun 1862. Private. Sources: (ILSA reel 7 p12)

OLSON, Thomas

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 25. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 23 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Corporal. Mustered out with B Company, 1 Dec 1864, at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Post war: Died in 1901. Sources: (WHS red book vol 20 p34) (Buslett p395) (Ulvestad p265) (Ager p297) (RWV p809) “Oleson, Thomas”

OLSON, Thomas

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Moscow, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 23. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 30 Jan 1862 at Moscow, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Feb 1862. Private. Sick. Assigned to Pioneer Corps 26 Nov 1862. Returned to Company 14 Aug 1864. Mustered out with D Company on 13 Feb 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 78-3; red book vol 20 p62) (Buslett p454) (Ager p302)

OLSON, Thomas

WI 20th Inf Co G. Residence: Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Married. Age 25. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Deerfield. Mustered 18 Aug 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 101-9,14; red book vol 25)

OLSON, Thomas

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Civil War: Painter. Age 25. Unmarried. Blue eyes, blond hair, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Dec 1861 at Decorah and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 29 Dec 1861. Private. Sent to hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, 9 Dec 1862. Died of Chronic Diarrhea in general hospital at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 10 Mar 1863. Buried in National Cemetery at Stone's River, Tennessee; section J, grave 110. It was said his body was brought to the cemetery “from the battlefield”. This may be a reference to another soldier with this name. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8; red book vol 20 p90) (Buslett p515) (Ager p307) (DGA) (Meeker)

OLSON, Thor

MN 4th Inf Co A. Residence: Carver, Carver County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enrolled 26 Sep 1861. Mustered 4 Oct 1861. Private. Died from wounds received in the Battle of Iuka, Mississippi, 19 Sep 1862. Sources: (MINN p177) (MCIW p223) (Ulvestad p319)

OLSON, Thore

MN Brackett’s Cavalry Battalion Co B. Residence: Red Wing, Minnesota. Born in Norway about 1831. Civil War: Age 34. Enrolled 20 Feb 1865. Mustered 21 Feb 1865. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service for disability, 30 Jul 1865. Post war: Injuries suffered in the war caused him to become an invalid the last seventeen years of his life. Moved from Minnesota to Cooperstown, Griggs County, Dakota Territory, Apr 1885. He died about 1901 in Binford; death attributed to “rupture”. His widow Anna ( Rachel?) died in Kalispell, Montana, in 1915. Sources: (Grandson Tom Torgerson, Olney, Montana, writing in “Griggs County History, publ. 1976.) (1885 Census, Dakota Territory) (MINN p695) (MCIW p589) (Ulvestad p319) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59) (WPA North Dakota Historical Data Project) “Olsen, Tore” “Oleson, Torry” “Oleson, Tory”

OLSON, Thoren

WI 46th Inf Co I. Residence: York, Green County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Clarno, Green County. Born 26 Nov 1826 in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 39. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for one year on 3 Feb 1865 at York, Wisconsin. Mustered 11 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out with this company on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Post war: Married to Sarah Robra. Died at age 90 on 15 May 1917 at Chancellor, South Dakota. Buried in Haugen Cemetery, Home Township, Turner County, South Dakota, block 4, lot 14, grave 14. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-10; red book vol 51) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Turner County) “Olson, Thora” “Olsen, Thore A”

OLSON, Thron

WI 30th Inf Co D. Residence: Martell, Pierce County, Wisconsin. Born “Thrond Olsen Moen” on 30 Jun 1838 at Tonset, Østerdahlen, Norway. Came to America with his parents in June 1852. They came to Muskego, Racine County, Wisconsin, Norway. In June 1856, they moved to Pierce County. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Martell. Mustered 21 Oct 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out with his regiment on 20 Sep 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Post war: Lived at Elsworth, Pierce County. He was married on 10 Dec 1868 to Goro Bjerkeng. Eleven children. He died 16 Oct 1934 at his home. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 140-13; red book vol 35) (Larsen p57) (Ulvestad p310) (Obituary, S.D. Sun, 25 Oct 1934, sent by Great grandaughter Janet Norton, Moline, Illinois) (VGC, Discharge paper)

OLSON, Tideman

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Black Earth, Vermont Township, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born “Tidemand Olsen Nordhagen” at Hedalen, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Age 22. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 15 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Private. Wounded by accident at Bird’s Point, Missouri. Discharged as unfit for service in Jacinto, Mississippi, on 7 Aug 1862. Post war: Lived at Sioux Rapids, Iowa. Sources: (WHS red book vol 20 p 34) (Buslett p396) (Ager p296) (Letter to Minneapolis Norwegian Language Newspaper, 1892, signed A.K.Brenden, Bend OR) (RWV p809) (Hedberg) “Olson, Timan” “Olson, Temand”

OLSON, Tobias

WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Cambridge, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 43. Married. Enlisted for three years on 18 Oct 1861 at Cambridge and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Feb 1862. Corporal. Sick in Nashville, Tennessee, 12 Dec 1862. Died of disease in Nashville hospital on 8 Mar 1863. Buried in National Cemetery at Nashville; section E, grave 29. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-10, 77-8; red book vol 20 p112) (Buslett p570) (Ulvestad p265) (Ager p310)

OLSON, Todack

WI 3rd Inf Co _. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’ 11”. Enrolled for one year on 2 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Substitute for L. C. Stanley, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 12-2) [This entry is red-lined.]

OLSON, Tolac

MN 5th Inf Co A. Civil War: Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 37. Enrolled 29 Aug 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 6 Sep 1865. Post war: Living in Valley City, North Dakota, in 1890. Suffering from rheumatism. Sources: (MINN p239) (MCIW p286) (1890 Special Census of Veterans and Widows HA562.A3x)

OLSON, Tolak

Civil War: A man by this name is buried in the GAR lot in Woodbine Cemetery, Valley City, North Dakota. Sources: (GAR Joseph Weiser Post # 66 Records, Valley City ND Historical Society.)

OLSON, Tolloff

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 16 Dec 1861 at Primrose and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Jan 1862. Private. Sick, suffering from consumption, and so was discharged from the service at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 23 Jun 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11; red book vol 20 p132) (Buslett p604) (Ager p315)

OLSON, Tolloff

WI 14th Inf Co G. Born 20 May 1844 in Norway. Civil War: Age 17. Enlisted 28 Sep 1861 Private. Discharged from the service 1865. Post war: Died 20 Aug 1926 at age 82 at Meckling, South Dakota, and is buried in the Meckling Lutheran Cemetery. Sources: (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Clay County)

OLSON, Torger

WI 3rd Inf Co F. Residence: Ettrick, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Drafted from the Sixth district of Wisconsin. Enrolled for one year on 24 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 9 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 9 p128)

OLSON, Villand Amund

WI 30th Inf Co D. Residence: Martell, Pierce County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Clergyman. Age 30. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted 21 Aug 1862 at Martell. Mustered 21 Oct 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out with his regiment at Louisville, Kentucky, 20 Sep 1865. Post war: In 1896, he was serving a church in Forest City, Winnebago County, Iowa. Sources: (Larsen p57)

OLSON, Will

Civil War: Post war: A veteran by this name died in 1935 and was buried in the South St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Elk Point, Union County, South Dakota. Sources: (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, box 39)

OLSON, William

IA 30th Inf Co C. Residence: Des Moines County. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 36. Enlisted 9 Aug 1862. Mustered 25 Aug 1862. Private. Discharged for disability on 6 May 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (ISW-III cd p77)

OLSON, William

WI 49th Inf Co B. Residence: Medina, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 30. Blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 24 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 27 Feb 1865 at Madison. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 193-4,14,20)

OLSON, William, Jr.

WI 32nd Inf Co H. Residence: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Enlisted on 21 Aug 1862 at Fond du Lac. Mustered 25 Sep 1862. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 148-14)

OLSON, Zoleff

IA 5th Cav Co I. Residence: Jackson County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 33. Enlisted 23 Oct 1861. Mustered 1 Nov 1861. Private. Discharged from the service for disability 14 May 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee. Sources: (ISW-IV p963)

OLSSEN, Charles

NY 83rd Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSSEN, Franz R.

NY 190th Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSSEN, James H.

NY 1st Inf, 31st Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSSEN, John

NY 187th Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSSEN, William

NY 6th Cavalry. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSSON, Albert

NY 73rd Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSSON, Andro P.

USA 4th Infantry. Civil War: Private. Enlisted during February 1864. Enlistment credited to East Troy, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 258-5)

OLSSON, Helge

WI 15th Inf Co G. Residence: Onalaska, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 35. Unmarried. Farmer. Blue eyes, brown hair, reddish complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for three years on 19 Nov 1861 at Onalaska and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 9 Dec 1861. Private. On order of Brigadier General Quinby, Olsson was sent to the Military Hospital in Washington, D.C. in August 1862 for mental illness, He died at a hospital in Columbus, Ohio, of congestive fever, on 25 Apr 1863 (Hospital records show death at 8 Apr 1863.) Buried in the National Cemetery at Mound City, Illinois; section C, grave 3053. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-9,18) (Buslett p540) (Ulvestad p315) (Ager p313) (Meeker) (Hedberg) “Alfson, Helge “ “Olfsen, Helge” “Olson, Helge” (Military death certificate shows name as Helge Alfson.)

OLSTAD, Carl

Civil War: Private. Wounded. Post war: Died in Valley City, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p320)

OLSTEN, Albert

NY 73rd Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSTON, Christian

NY 40th Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

OLSTON, John

IA 22nd Inf Co H. Residence: Monroe, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enlisted 23 Aug 1862. Mustered 27 Aug 1862. Private. Died 26 Jun 1863, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Sources: (ISW-III p637)

OLSTON, Ole

IA 36th Inf Co K. Residence: Weller, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 37. Enlisted 18 Aug 1862. Mustered 15 Sep 1872. Private. Died of disease on 24 Sep 1863 at Little Rock, Arkansas. Sources: (ISW-V cd p89)

OLSTON, Oliver C.

NY 48th Inf. Born in Stavanger, Norway, in 1843. Came to America as a small boy. Civil War: Private. Post war: Said to have been the first New York City policeman of Norwegian birth. When he died in 1896, he had been on the police force 22 years. Sources: (Rygg p52) (NY Archives CW Index vol 12) “Olsen, Oliver”