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Ole Oleson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole Oleson

Birth Name

ca. 1845 –

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

16 Mar 1864

Ole Oleson joined WI the 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the “Rock River Rangers.”

 The army listed him as living in Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, WI, born in Norway, age 19, a farmer, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, and stood 5’4”. He enlisted for three years on February 20, 1864 at Manitowoc, and mustered on March 16, 1864 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). Oleson transferred to I Company of WI 13th Infantry on June 11, 1865. He was discharged from the service on November 24, 1865 at San Antonio, TX.

Sources: WHS Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin; Adjutant General’s Office, vol.18, p.180.