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OSMENSON, Oley

WI 13th Inf Co H. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Liuns (looks like), Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Unmarried. Hazel eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 16 Jan 1862 at Whitewater and mustered the same day at Janesville, Wisconsin. Volunteer recruit. Private. Ole Osmondson, Co H, died of disease at Fort Henry, 21 Oct 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-13; red book vol 18, p162) (Love p1078) “Ousmunson, Ole” “Osmondson, Ole”

OSMON, Austen

IL 53rd Inf Co A. Residence: Lisbon, Kendall County, Illinois. Born “Osten Osmonson” in 1841 in the Etne, Hordaland area of Norway. Came to America in 1849 with his parents, Osmon Osmonsen and Isabelle Stangeland, plus four siblings. They settled in Kendall County, Illinois. Civil War: Age 20. Blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 6’. Enlisted for three years on 17 Dec 1861 at Ottawa, Illinois. Mustered 1 Jan 1862 at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois. Private. Regiment was designated to be Cavalry and was sent to Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri, for cavalry training. On 25 Dec 1862, the Regiment was renamed Company L and became a part of the IL 15th Cavalry Regiment. Severely injured in a skirmish at Tuscumbia, Alabama on 22 Feb 1863. His horse was shot in a front leg and fell. Private Osmon’s foot was caught in a stirrup, and the horse fell on top of him. The horse tried several times to stand and fell each time on Osmon, landing across his abdomen and chest. Osmon never fully recovered from his injuries and he was discharged 9 Jan 1865. Post war: He was married in 1866 to Helen Hill. Eight children. He was found to have suffered a severe abdominal hernia and in 1892 he was forced to give up farming. He and his family moved into Morris, Illinois. He died 3 Jul 1903 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Morris Sources: (email, Stephen Osman, Fort Snelling Minnesota Historical Society) (Ulvestad p320) “Osmund, Austen” “Osmon, Osten”

OSMON, Thomas

IL 53rd Inf Co A. Residence: Lisbon, Kendall County, Illinois. Born 1844 in the Etne, Hordaland area of Norway. Came to America in 1849 with his parents, Osmon Osmonsen and Isabelle Stangeland, plus four siblings. They settled in Kendall County, Illinois. Civil War: Age 17. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9½”. Enlisted in Ottawa, Illinois, on 21 Feb 1862, three days before his 18th birthday. When the company, redesignated the Illinois 15th Cavalry Co L, left Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois, bound for St. Louis, Thomas Osmon was left behind, sick in a camp hospital, suffering from measles. He died there on 29 Mar 1862. He is buried in the West Lisbon Lutheran churchyard near Lisbon, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel 15 p49) (email, Stephen Osman, Fort Snelling Minnesota Historical Society) “Oleson, Thomas”

OSMONDSON, Ole

See OSMENSON, Oley

OSMONSON, Ole

WI 1st Inf Co E. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 34. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Drafted at Lindina, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. Died of wounds 11 Aug 1864 in the field during the battle for Atlanta, Georgia. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 2; red book vol 7) (WLCW p4) (Love p1057) “Osmondson, Ole”

OSMONSON, Ole

WI 3rd Inf Co K. Residence: Woodstock, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 22. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 2 May 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 29 Jun 1861 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Private. Died 17 Oct 1861 at Frederick, Maryland, of typhoid fever. Sources: (WHS red book vol 9 p202) (Kennedy, James B. Wisconsin Civil War name index).

OSMUNDSEN

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OSMUNDSEN, Bernt C.

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Sailor. Age 19. Enlisted for three years on 30 Aug 1862 at Milwaukee and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, the day after. Private. Seriously wounded at Stone's River, Tennessee, 31 Dec 1862. Died of his wounds on 9 Jan 1863 in a hospital at Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 77-8; red book vol 20 p 48) (Buslett p425) (Ulvestad p320) (Ager p299) (Hedberg) “Osmondsen, Bernt”

OSMUNDSEN, Jeremious

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 22. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 28 Nov 1861 at Waterford, Wisconsin. Mustered 2 Dec 186 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. On 3 Jun 1862, “Jeremias Osmonson” was reported to be on sick furlough from Cincinnati, Ohio. Discharged from the service for disability at Cincinnati on 20 Jun 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-5, 77-3; red book vol 20 p48) (Buslett p425) (Ager p299) “Osmondson, Jeremias” “Osmundson, Fries J”

OSMUNDSON, Ole

WI 42nd Inf Co E. Residence: Lisbon, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 30. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 30 Aug 1864 at Fountain, Wisconsin. Mustered 2 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 176-6,14; red book vol 47)

OSMUNDSON, Ole

Civil War: Private. Died of disease on 17 Oct 1861 at Frederick, Maryland. Sources: (WLCW p16) (Love p1061)

OSMUNDSON, Osmund

MN 4th Inf Co A. Residence: Carver, Carver County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Enrolled 26 Sep 1861. Mustered 4 Oct 1861. Private. Was wounded in the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi, on 4 Oct 1862. Discharged from the service for disability from his wounds, 19 Jan 1863. Post war: A veteran of this name, living in Fisher, Polk County, Minnesota, was granted a pension of $6 a month because of gun shot wound to his left thigh. Lived in Mallory, Minnesota. Sources: (MINN p177) (MCIW p223) (Ulvestad p320) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota)

OSMUNDSON, Osmund

WI 43rd Inf Co I. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 17. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for one year on 3 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 12 Sep 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out with his company on 24 Jun 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Post war: Buried at West Primrose, New Glarus, Wisconsin; stone reads “31 Mar 1847 – 14 Jul 1901”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 178-10; red book vol 48; blue book 49) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Ulvestad p320)