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|Name at Enlist|
ca. 1828 – 24 May 1862
|Resident of Muster-In|
New Hope, Portage County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
20 Dec 1861
|Cause of Death|
Mississippi River Island No. 10
Mississippi River National Cemetery near Memphis, TN
Albert Olson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company I. The men of the company called themselves the “Scandinavian Mountaineers” but were also known as the “Waupaca Company” because so many of them were living in that WI county when they enlisted.
The army listed him as living in New Hope, Portage County, WI and age 33. He enlisted for three years on November 19, 1861 at Scandinavia, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 20, 1861 as a Private (Menig). Olson died of disease at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 24, 1862. He was buried at Mississippi River National Cemetery near Memphis, TN.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office boxes 76-11, 77-3; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin; Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.132; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] by Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.603; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.315.