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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. 1840 –

Resident of Muster-In

La Crosse, La Crosse County, WI

Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

17 Aug 1864

Ole Oleson joined the WI 15th Infantry. He was aged 24 and a farmer. He had black eyes, black hair, reddish complexion, and stood 5’9”. He enlisted for three years on August 17, 1864 at La Crosse, WI as a substitute for S. D. Hollister of Tomah, Monroe County, WI. He was a recruit and served as a Private (Menig). Oleson became unfit for service and was discharged from Harvey Hospital in Madison, WI on February 10, 1865.

Sources: Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] by Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.648.