Martin Olin


BirthOct. 9, 1839
DeathMay 1, 1933
CemeteryAinsworth (Ainsworth)
Unit117th New York Infantry, Company G

Private Martin Olin

Company G, 117th New York Infantry

Olin was born on October 9, 1839. He enlisted in the regiment on August 8, 1862 at Utica, New York. Olin was mustered on August 13, 1862 He served about 34 months. He was discharged on June 8, 1865 at Raleigh, North Carolina.

The 117th New York Infantry was organized and mustered at Oneida, New York on August 8, 1862. During Olin’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Drury’s Bluff (VA) (May 14-16, 1864). Regimental losses during 3 days of fighting were 14 killed, 28 wounded, 7 captured, and 2 reported missing.

Battle of Cold Harbor (VA) (June 1-12, 1864).

Siege operations around Petersburg and Richmond (VA) (June 16-December 7, 1864).

Battle of Chaffin’s Farm (VA) (September 28-30, 1864). Regimental casualties on September 29, 1864 were 7 killed, 36 wounded, 8 captured, and 5 reported missing.

Assault and capture of Fort Fisher (NC) (January 15, 1865). Regimental losses were 20 killed and 38 wounded.

The regiment lost 7 officers and 123 enlisted men in combat during the War. In addition, 1 officer and 135 enlisted men died due to disease.

Olin died on May 1, 1933 at the age of 93 years. He is buried in the Ainsworth Cemetery in Ainsworth (Brown County), Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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