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Federal (USV)


John Oleson

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

An unmarried 21 year old farmer from Port Andrew, he enlisted in Company F, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 7 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service details from Bryant2, which lists him as John Olson. Details from the Civil War Database at the Vesterheim.


c. 1840 in NORWAY


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4002]