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NELS, John

WI Hv Arty Co H. Residence: Neenah, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 39. Blue eyes, light hair, ruddy complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 30 Aug 1864 at Green Bay, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Enlistment credited to Clayton, Winnebago County. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 245-9; red book vol 6)

NELS, Lars K.

WI Hv Arty Co H. Residence: Neenah, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 44. Blue eyes, light hair, ruddy complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for one year on 30 Aug 1864 at Green Bay, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Enlistment credited to Clayton, Winnebago County. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 245-9; red book vol 6)

NELS, Nels

See NELSON, Nels

NELSON

See NEILSON, NILSEN

NELSON, ?

Civil War: Officer. Adjutant in the Civil War: Killed in the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia. Sources: (Ulvestad p253)

NELSON, ?

NY 112th Inf Co A. Residence: Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Sources: (Ole G Hougan’s Diary, 1 May 1863)

NELSON, A.

From Stavanger, Norway. Civil War: Private. Wounded. Post war: Lived at Thor, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p311)

NELSON, Abram

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co A. Residence: Ridgeway, Winona County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Enrolled 20 Sep 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Appointed Wagoner, 1 Jan 1865. Discharged from the service with his company, 20 Jun 1865. Sources: (MINN p572) (MCIW p616)

NELSON, Agrim

IA 6th Cav Co D. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born 1841 in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 25 Oct 1862. Mustered 25 Oct 1862. Private. Mustered out 17 Oct 1865, Sioux City, Iowa. Post war: Joined GAR in Madison, South Dakota. Sources: (ISW-IV p1207) (South Dakota Historical collections, vol XVI, publ 1932, p336)

NELSON, Albert

Residence: Fisher, Minnesota. From Voss, Norway. Civil War: Sergeant. Sources: (Ulvestad p260)

NELSON, Albert A.

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Pleasant Spring, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 21. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 12 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Private. Promoted to Sergeant. Wounded at Stone’s River, 31 Dec 1862. One report says he was sent to Nashville. Another says he was taken prisoner at Stone’s River, and exchanged in St. Louis and in Annapolis, Maryland. Was back in B Company on 13 Oct 1863, and assigned to the provisional transport from Stevenson, Alabama. Mustered out with B Company at Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2 Dec 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4; red book vol 20 p 34) (Buslett p391) (RWV p809) (Ager p296) (Ulvestad p313) (Meeker). “Nilsen, Albert”

NELSON, Amund

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NELSON, Andrew

IL. Civil War: Private. Wounded twice. Sources: (Ulvestad p311)

NELSON, Andrew

IL 36th Inf Co H. Residence: Lisbon, Kendall County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1861 at Woodstock, Illinois. Mustered 23 Sep 1861 at Aurora, Illinois. Private. Transferred to Wilkey’s M. Battery on 3 Apr 1861. Mustered out 13 Sep 1864 at Springfield, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 82)

NELSON, Andrew

IL 91st Inf Co E. Residence: Lisbon, Kendall County, Illinois. Born “EndredSjujrsen Indre Svindland” on 19 Nov 1842 at Skånevik, Hordaland, Norway, son of Sjur Nielsen Indre Svindland and Gjer Endresdatter Haugen. He came to America with his parents and four siblings on “Favoriten”, which sailed from Stavanger, Rogaland, on 16 May 1849, and arrived in New York on 28 Jun 1849, but was held in quarantine until 4 July. They came first to Saratoga Township, Grundy County, Illinois, and by 1855 to Kendall, Kendall County. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Aug 1862 at Lisbon. Mustered 8 Sep 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Mustered out with his company on 12 Jul 1865 at Mobile, Alabama. Post war: Married on 20 Sep 1866 to Martha Knudsdatter Ersland (1843-1908). Seven children. Moved in 1866 to Cambridge, Polk County, Iowa, where he became an auctioneer and a farmer. Later he moved to Elkhart Township, Polk County. He married in Jan 1913 to Mrs. Ada Tomlinson. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p16) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-540) “Nelson, Andrew S.”

NELSON, Andrew

From Skaanevik, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Story County, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p311)

NELSON, Andrew

MN 2nd Inf Co F. Residence: Spring Grove, Houston County, Minnesota. Born “Andrew Nilsen Qvale” in 1846 in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled as a substitute for an uncle. Mustered 13 Jun 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment 11 Jul 1865. Post war: Took the name “Andrew N. Qualley”. In 1869, he married Betsy Morheim at Cresco, Iowa. Seven children. Moved to Davenport, Dakota Territory, in June 1879. Died 1925. Buried in Christiania Cemetery, Davenport Township, Cass County, North Dakota. Sources: (MINN p88) (MCIW p136) (1885 Census, Dakota Territory) (Paul T. Vangerud, Valley City, North Dakota) “Qualley, Andrew”

NELSON, Andrew

MN 1st Battalion Inf Co A. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 29 Feb 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p536) (MCIW p68)

NELSON, Andrew

From Olen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Humboldt County, Iowa (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p311)

NELSON, Andrew

From Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Post war: Lived at Cambridge, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p311)

NELSON, Andrew

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. The Scandinavian Guards, organized in Nicollet County, 27 Aug 1862, and who served 21 days. Private. Sources: (MCIW p807).

NELSON, Andrew

WI 1st Cav Co A. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 17. Enrolled Feb 1864. Private. Post war: Moved from Minnesota to Barnes County, Dakota Territory, in Oct 1881. Sources: (1885 Census, Dakota Territory)

NELSON, Andrew

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 23. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 17 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Private. Died of disease in hospital at Winchester, Tennessee, 4 Aug 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4,15; red book vol 20 p 32,34) (Buslett p391) (Ulvestad p311) (RWV p809) (Ager p296) “Milson, Andrew”

NELSON, Andrew

MN 2nd Cav Co D. Residence: Spring Grove, Houston County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 34. Enrolled 24 Dec 1863. Mustered 13 Jan 1864. Recruit. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 2 Dec 1865. Sources: (MINN p725) (MCIW p558)

NELSON, Andrew A.

WI 16th Inf Co B. Residence: Portland, Monroe County, Wisconsin. Born in England. Civil War: Age 22. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light brown hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Drafted. $20.25 paid for his arrest and delivery. Enrolled for one year on 20 Sep 1864 at Portland, and mustered there the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 2 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 80-18)

NELSON, Andrew J.

IL 3rd Cav Co I. Residence: Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Light eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 10 Aug 1861 at Bloomington. Mustered 24 Aug 1861 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran for three years on 10 Mar 1864 at Germantown, Tennessee. Re-mustered 31 Mar 1864 at Memphis, Tennessee. Transferred to Company D as consolidated. Mustered out as a Corporal on 10 Oct 1865 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He was absent sick at time of his Company’s muster out and no discharge was furnished him. Sources: (ILSA reel 13 p36,38,67)

NELSON, Andrew J.

Civil War: Post war: Buried at East Koshkonong, Wisconsin; stone reads “1842 –1926”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

NELSON, Andrew O.

MN Lt Arty 1st Battalion. Residence: Winona County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 39. Mustered 21 Nov 1861. Private. Re-enlisted 1 Jan 1864. Discharged from the service 30 Jun 1865. Sources: (MCIW)

NELSON, Anthony

DT 1st Cavalry Battalion Co B. Civil War: Private. Served in the Indian war from 1862 to 1865. Post war: Lived in Clay County, South Dakota. Sources: (Index of Compiled Service Records, North Dakota Archives, roll 6099) (Ulvestad p311) “Nelson, Anton”

NELSON, Anton

Spanish-American War: Private. Was captured by the enemy in Manila, The Philippines, but he came back alive. It is not known where he lived. Sources: (Ulvestad p311)

NELSON, Arne

WI 1st Inf Co D. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 17. Enrolled in May 1864. Post war: Moved from Minnesota to Grand Forks County, Dakota Territory, in May 1880. Sources: (1885 Dakota Territory Special Census)

NELSON, Ben

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Elk Mound, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. Born “Bersven Nilson” at Ovre Fleskemo, Maalselvedalen, Troms, Finmark, Norway. Left with his parents and ten siblings from their home in Norway on 12 May 1861. Sailed from Bergen on 25 May 1861. Reached Quebec on 9 Jul 1861. Came to La Crosse, Wisconsin, on 16 Jul 1861. Moved to Elk Mound, west of Eau Claire. Civil War: Age 19. Unmarried. Enlisted 8 Nov 1861 at Withon, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 20 Dec 1861. Private. On sick leave in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in May, 1863. Was with the provisions transport from Stevenson, Alabama, in September and October 1863. Was on Military Police duty on 23 May 1864. Mustered out with I Company at Chattanooga, Tennessee, 10 Feb 1865. Post war: Lived at West Superior, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11; red book vol 20 p132) (Buslett p600) (Ager p315; p15, photo, e51) (Ulvestad p313) (Gjertveit) (“Notes of a Civil War Soldier“ by Bersven Nelson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, vol 26, by NAHA, 1974) “Nelson, Bersven”

NELSON, Bendix

WI 33rd Inf Co K. Residence: Dunkirk, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 23. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Dunkirk. Mustered 18 Oct 1862 at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 151-14; red book vol 38) “Nielson, Bendix”

NELSON, Benjamin J.

IN 12th Cav Co A. Born 4 Aug 1842 in Helsinborg, Sweden. Civil War: Entered service on 15 Dec 1863 at Laporte, Indiana. Corporal. Discharged 23 Sep 1865 at Jackson, Mississippi. Post war: Died of heart failure at age 82 on 25 May 1924 at Onida, South Dakota. Buried there in Onida Cemetery, 3rd addition, lot 1, block 153, grave 4. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Sully County)

NELSON, Bersven

See NELSON, Ben

NELSON, Bor

WI 49th Inf Co I. Residence: Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 29. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 23 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 24 Feb 1865 at Madison. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 193-11,14,27)

NELSON, C. O.

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Died in Hayward, Minnesota (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p311)

NELSON, C. S.

IA 21st Inf Co G. Residence: McGregor, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enlisted 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 22 Aug 1862. Private. Died of disease, 20 Aug 1863, Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (ISW-III p523)

NELSON, Carl J.

SD 1st Inf Co D. Born 28 Jan 1872 in Stockholm, Sweden. Philippines War: Age 25. Entered service on 25 Apr 1898 at Canton, South Dakota. Private. Discharged 5 Oct 1899 at San Francisco, California. Post war: Died 6 Mar 1918 at age 43 of Bright’s Disease at the State Home in Hot Springs, South Dakota. Buried in Evergreen Cemetery at Hot Springs, lot F, block 32, grave 3. Sources: (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Fall River County)

NELSON, Charles

Spanish-American War: Sergeant. Post war: Lived at Valley City, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p260)

NELSON, Charles

IL 8th Inf Co B. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Cooper. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 5 Oct 1864 at Chicago as a substitute for George Reston (looks like), and mustered there on that date. Private. Mustered out on 4 Oct 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana. Sources: (ILSA reel 1 p 77)

NELSON, Charles

MA 15th Inf Co A. Born 1826/27 in Norway. Civil War: Post war: Died about 1890. Sources: (Massachusetts Civil War Research Center)

NELSON, Charles

WI 35th Inf Co F. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 24. Enlisted for three years on 20 Jan 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Mustered 30 Jan 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Deserted 4 Feb 1864 at Milwaukee. Sources: (WHS red book vol 40)

NELSON, Charles

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. The Scandinavian Guards, organized in Nicollet County, 27 Aug 1862, and who served 21 days. Private. Sources: (MCIW p807).

NELSON, Charles B.

WI 15th Inf Co G. Residence: Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 35. Married. Enlisted 27 Sep 1861 and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 13 Dec 1861 as First Sergeant of the Company. Detached with his company at Mississippi River Island No. 10. Was a witness in a general military court in Columbus, Kentucky, 17 May 1863. Commissioned First Lieutenant 17 Jun 1863 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with rank from 21 Jan 1863 at Mississippi River Island No. 10. Was Company Commander for awhile in 1863. Was with the provision transport from Stevenson, Alabama, during October, 1863. Seriously wounded in his right shoulder at New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864, and was sent to hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Mustered out with G Company at Chattanooga, Tennessee, on 13 Jan 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-9; red book vol 20 p98) (Buslett p524) (Ulvestad p258) (Ager p311)

NELSON, Charles J.

MN 2nd Inf Co A. Residence not shown. Born in Norway; military records list Sweden. Civil War: Age 18. Substitute. Mustered 1 Apr 1865. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 11 Jul 1865. Post war: In 1890, he was living at Lisbon, Ransom County, North Dakota. Sources: (MINN p60) (MCIW p125) (Ulvestad p311) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59)

NELSON, Chr.

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. Irregular State Militia, Co C. Organized at New Ulm, Minnesota, 15 Sep 1862, and served until 10 Oct 1862 in New Ulm. Private. Sources: (MCIW p788) (Ulvestad p311)

NELSON, Christ

MN 10th Inf Co C. Residence: Highland, Wabashaw County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 15 Nov 1862. Private. Killed 16 Dec 1864 in the battle of Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (MINN p467) (MCIW p477)

NELSON, Christ

MN 13th Inf Co D. Residence: Residence: La Crosse, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Spanish-American War: Age 35. Enrolled and mustered 13 Jun 1898 at St. Paul, Minnesota. Private. Joined the regiment in San Francisco, California, 20 Jun 1898. Assigned to company D on 23 Jun. On detached service at Camp Merritt per order of 22 Jun. Rejoined Company D in Manila on 2 Sep 1898. Sick in quarters 11 Sep to 13 Sep. In hospital 14 Sep to 30 Sep. Sick in quarters 1 Oct and 2 Oct. In hospital 3 Oct to 25 Nov. Sick in quarters 26 Nov to 5 Dec. On special duty guarding regimental property in Manila 12 Jun 1899 to 11 Aug 1899. Sick in quarters 1 Sep to 5 Sep. Mustered out 3 Oct 1899 at San Francisco, California. Sources: (MSAW p229)

NELSON, Christ

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p311)

NELSON, Christian

IA 6th Cav Co D. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enlisted 14 Mar 1863. Mustered 30 Apr 1863. Private. Mustered out 17 Oct 1865, Sioux City, Iowa. Post war: Married in 1868 to Britha Iversdatter. Sources: (ISW-IV p1207) (Winneshiek County Marriage Records)

NELSON, Christian

MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment Co K. Residence; Blue Earth City, Faribault County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Enrolled 1 Nov 1862. Mustered 10 Dec 1862. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 10 Dec 1863. Sources: (MINN p673) (MCIW p539)

NELSON, Christian

WI 10th Inf Co H. Residence: Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Unmarried. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 28 Aug 1861 at Pine Hill, Trempealeau County. Mustered 20 Sep (or 5 Oct) 1861 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Engaged in the battle of Perryville, Kentucky, 8 Oct 1862. Taken prisoner in the battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, 20 Sep 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 48-15; red book vol 15)

NELSON, Christian

From Flekkefjord, Norway. Civil War: Private. Taken prisoner in the war and held for a long time in Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia. Post war: Lived at Blair, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p311)

NELSON, Christian

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Hartland, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 23. Married. Enlisted for three years on 28 Sep 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Private. Sick in hospital at Jacinto, Mississippi, 28 Jul 1862. Sick in hospital at Farmington, Mississippi, the same day. Discharged from the service for disease 22 Oct 1862, Cincinnati, Ohio. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4; red book vol 20 p 34) (Buslett p392) (Ager p296) (RWV p809) “Nissen, Christian”

NELSON, Christian

Civil War: Post war: Buried in Lewis Valley Lutheran Cemetery, near Holman, La Crosse County, Wisconsin; stone reads “1811 – 1880”. Sources: (Unknown)

NELSON, Christian

WI 23rd Inf Co A. Civil War: Enlisted 10 Aug 1862. Private. Dischartged 4 Jul 1865. Post war: Lived in Kasson, Dodge County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p311) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22)

NELSON, Christian

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p311)

NELSON, Christian C.

WI 11th Inf Co K. Residence: Clayton, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 25. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 6’. Enlisted for three years on 25 Sep 1861 at Neenah, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Took part in General Curtis’ Arkansas campaign in 1862. Promoted to Corporal 25 Jul 1862. Took part in General Davidson’s Missouri campaign in 1863, and General Grant’s Mississippi Campaign in 1863. Was in the battles of Port Gibson 1 May 1863, Champion Hills, 16 May 1863, Big Black River Bridge 17 May 1863. Wounded in the assault on Vicksburg 22 May 1863. Took part in an expedition to Texas in 1863. Promoted to Sergeant 10 Feb 1864. Died in a hospital at New Orleans, Louisiana, 10 Oct 1864. “A good soldier”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 52-12; red book vol 16, p204)

NELSON, Christopher

MN 1st Battalion Infantry. Co C. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 41. Enrolled 27 Feb 1865. Mustered 1 Mar 1865. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p545) (MCIW p71)

NELSON, Claus

WI 17th Inf Co G. Residence: Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 33. Laborer. Blue eyes, auburn hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 27 Feb 1864 at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and re-mustered there on 7 Mar 1864. Mustered out 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 22, p150)

NELSON, Dominicus

WI 14th Inf. Residence: Franklin, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Lærdal, Sogn, Norway. “Dominikus Orbeck Nilsson” was born 4 Feb 1827 to Nils Hestetun and Aaste, who lived on a farm called Hatleberg. Dominicus and his wife Kirsti Olsdatter Stonjum owned 160 acres in Frankville Township, Vernon County, Wisconsin, in 1859. Civil War: Farmer. Age 38. Blue eyes, brown hair, flush complexion, 5’5”. Drafted for one year on 21 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Took part in Sherman’s March to the Sea. Transferred to WI 17th Inf, Co C. Honorably discharged from the service at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 May 1865. Post war: Dominicus’ grandson, David T. Nelson, Decorah, Iowa, wrote that his grandfather came from the war partially disabled and used crutches. Lived in Viroqua, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-14; red book vol 22, p56) (Discharge document held by great grandson John Nelson, Decorah IA) (Ulvestad p311).

NELSON, Edd

Civil War: Post war: Buried at Skoponong, Palmyra, Wisconsin; stone reads “27 Feb 1847 – 3 Nov 1886”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

NELSON, Edgar R.

WI 15th Inf Co G. Residence: Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 17. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 26 Oct 1861 at Beloit and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Dec 1861. Private. Discharged from the service for disability due to disease at Mississippi River Island No. 10, 13 May 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-9; red book vol 20 p102) (Buslett p539) (Ager p312) “Nelson, Edgar A.”

NELSON, Edward

IA 33rd Inf Co H. Residence: Des Moines, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 17 Feb 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Transferred to 34th & 38th Consolidated Inf Co I on 12 Jul 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865 at Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V cd p81, p214)

NELSON, Edward

WI 22nd Inf Co G. Residence: Wiota, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Married. Age 40. Enlisted for three years on 4 Aug 1862 at Monroe, Wisconsin. Mustered 2 Sep 1862 at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Died of disease at Nashville, Tennessee, on 10 Jun 1864 (or 1862). Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 111-9,14; red book vol 27) (Love p1094)

NELSON, Elias

From Garo (?), Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Duncombe, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p311)

NELSON, Elias

Indian War: Private. Post war: Nicollet County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p311)

NELSON, Elling

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Bricelyn, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p311)

NELSON, Ellna

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co D. Residence: San Jacinto, Houston County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Enrolled 4 Oct 1864. Mustered 18 Oct 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 27 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p584) “Nelson, Elina”

NELSON, Ener

WI 16th Inf Co H. Residence: Red Cedar, Dunn County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 27. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 31 Dec 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Recruit. Private. Was in all the battles and skirmishes the regiment was engaged in up to 21 Jul 1864. Wounded in the battle for Atlanta, Georgia. Was in a hospital until the battle ended. Marched through the Carolinas, Virginia and into Washington DC. Mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky, 12 Jul 1865 with his company. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 80-16; red book vol 21 p174) (RWV2 p45)

NELSON, Erasmus

IL 82nd Inf Co I. Residence: Leland, La Salle County, Illinois. Born 1830 (sic) in Omby (?), Norway. Civil War: Clerk. Age 29. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Chicago. Mustered 29 Oct 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps. Mustered out 24 May 1865 at New York. Post war: In March 1867, while living in Plankinton, Dakota Territory, he was granted a pension of $4 a month because of a wound to his left arm. Died 1885. Buried in the Plankinton, South Dakota, Cemetery. Sources: (ILSA reel 7 p73) (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Aurora County) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Dakota Territory)”, publ. 1996, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota) “Nelson, E. H.”

NELSON, Eric

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. The Roscoe Mounted Militia. Organized at Roscoe, Minnesota, 28 Aug 1862, and served 33 days. Private. Post war: Was sick in Roscoe, Minnesota. Sources: (MCIW p796) (Ulvestad p311)

NELSON, Erick

From Valestrand, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Sharon, North Dakota, in 1902. Sources: (Ulvestad p311)

NELSON, Erick

WI 43rd Inf Co I. Residence: Vermont, Dane County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Dunkirk, Dane County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 33. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 31 Aug 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 12 Sep 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Sergeant. Mustered out with his company on 24 Jun 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Romness, Griggs County, North Dakota, and was suffering from rheumatism. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 178-10; red book vol 48; blue book 49) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59) (WPA North Dakota Historical Data Project)

NELSON, Erick

See FYLKEN, Erick Nelson

NELSON, Erick

WI 14th Inf Co G. Residence: Eaton, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for three years on 23 Sep 1861 at Eaton and mustered on 30 Jan 1862 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Private. Took part in the battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, 7 Apr 1862. Died 23 Jul 1862 in the general hospital at Keokuk, Iowa. Sources: (WHS red book vol 19, p136)

NELSON, Errick

IL 36th Inf Co D. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 23. Tailor. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 14 Mar 1865 at Chicago and mustered there the same day. Private. Promoted to Corporal. Mustered out on 8 Oct 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 63)

NELSON, Ever

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. Irregular State Militia, Co C. Organized at New Ulm, Minnesota, 15 Sep 1862, and served until 10 Oct 1862 in New Ulm. Private. Sources: (MCIW p788) (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, Frank

IA 33rd Inf Co G. Residence: Webster County, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 11 Jan 1865. Mustered the same day. Private. Transferred to 34th & 38th Consolidated Inf Co G on 12 Jul 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865 at Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V cd p81, p213)

NELSON, Frank

LA 8th Inf Co B. CSA. Residence: New Orleans, Louisiana. Born about 1833 in Norway. Civil War: Seaman. Unmarried. Enlisted 23 Jun 1861 at Camp Moore, Louisiana. Private. Killed in action in the battle of Sharpsburg, Maryland, 17 Sep 1862. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)

NELSON, Frederick

WI 23rd Inf Co G. Residence: Portland, Wisconsin. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 35. Enlisted 15 Aug 1862 at Columbus, Wisconsin. Mustered 30 Aug 1862. Private. Assigned as teamster on 30 Sep 1862. Died of disease at Jackson, Mississippi, on 10 Jul 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-13,16) (Love p1096)

NELSON, Frederick

WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Upper Coon Valley, Coon, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 30. Blue eyes, light hair, flush complexion, 5’9”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 21 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. Joined Company B on 27 Nov 1864. Took part in the battles of Gravelly Run, Virginia, 31 Mar 1865, and Five Forks, Virginia, 1-2 Apr 1865. Was at the surrender of General Lee’s army, 9 Apr 1865. Sick 25 Apr 1865. Discharged from the service 6 Jun 1865 at Washington DC. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 27-14; red book vol 11 p46) (“Coon Valley”, publ 1928 by Upper Coon Valley Norwegian Lutheran Church, Coon Valley, WI) (Larsen) “Neilson, Frederick”

NELSON, Frederick

IA Southern Border Brigade (State Militia), Co C. Residence: College Springs, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 28. Enlisted 28 Mar 1863. Mustered the same day. Sources: (ISW-VI cd p71)

NELSON, G.

MN 2nd Cav Co B. Residence: Lake Prairie, Nicollet County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 33. Enrolled 7 Dec 1863. Mustered 24 Dec 1863. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Died 20 Apr 1865 at Fort Rice. Sources: (MINN p716) (MCIW p555)

NELSON, George

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Dunn County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, George

WI 1st Inf Co H. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted for three years on 16 Sep 1861 at Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. Mustered in October 1861 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Died in General Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, on 6 Feb 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 2 Final Statement; red book vol 7) The red book shows him as “George, Nelson” and states that he was mustered out at Milwaukee in Oct 1864, expiration of term of service.)

NELSON, George H.

IL Lt Arty Cogswells Battery. Residence: Lockport, Will County, Illinois. Born in New York state. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28. Hazel eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 1 Jan 1862 at Joliet, Illinois. Private. “Deserted in the face of the enemy, 27 May 1862.” Sources: (ILSA reel 18 p29)

NELSON, George I.

WI 11th Inf Co A. Residence: Black Earth, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Unmarried. Brown eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’10½”. Enlisted for 3 years on 29 Mar 1864 at Black Earth, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Racine, Racine County. Mustered 12 Apr 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Recruit. Private. Engaged in the siege of Blakely, Alabama, and the assault on the works 9 Apr 1865. Mustered out with regiment at Mobile, Alabama, 4 Sep 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 52-13; red book vol 16, p20)

NELSON, Gilbert

WI 12th Inf Co E. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light brown hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enrolled for one year on 12 Oct 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, as a substitute for Ever Jacobson of Coon, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-13; red book vol 17, p92)

NELSON, Gilbert

WI 34th Inf Co B. Residence: Clyde, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Enrolled on 10 Nov 1862 at Clyde. Mustered 2 Dec 1862 at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Deserted on the march from Milwaukee to Chicago 31 Jan 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 155-8; red book vol 39)

NELSON, Gilbert

WI 53rd Inf Co B. Residence: Ettrick, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Born 1 Feb 1824 in Valders, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 44. Blue eyes, brown hair, sandy complexion, 5’9¾”. Enlisted for one year on 22 Mar 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out 25 Jul 1865 from the post hospital at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Post war: Died at age 77 of pneumonia on 17 Mar 1902 at Volga, South Dakota, and is buried in the Lutheran Cemetery there. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 201-3,6) (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Brookings County)

NELSON, Gunder

WI 50th Inf Co G. Residence: Martell, Pierce County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 44. Gray eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for one year on 23 Feb 1865 at Prescott, Wisconsin. Mustered 24 Mar 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 195-8)

NELSON, Gunder

WI 37th Inf Co K. Residence: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Born in Burihler (?), Norway. Civil War: Lumberman. Age 31. Light eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 18 Apr 1864 at Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Mustered 17 Jun 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Wounded and missing in action 30 Jul 1864 near Petersburg, Virginia. Died of wounds as a prisoner of war on 20 May 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 167-12; red book vol 42) (Love p1117) “Nilson, Gunder”

NELSON, Guneris

WI 27th Inf. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’5½”. Enlisted for three years on 26 Jan 1864. Mustered 1 Mar 1864 at Camp Randall, Madison. Recruit. Private. [Entry is red-lined and no company assignment noted.] Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 129-13)

NELSON, Gustave

WI 47th Inf Co D. Residence: Sugar Creek, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 31. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for one year on 7 Feb 1865 at Milwaukee and mustered there the same date. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 188-5; red book vol 52) [Second listing says this man was included in this company by mistake. Another listing shows age 34, description identical, enlisted for one year on 24 Feb 1865 at Berlin, Wisconsin. Mustered 10 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid.]

NELSON, Hance

Born in Norway. Civil War: Sources: (Otter Tail County Historical Society)

NELSON, Hans

WI 49th Inf Co A. Residence: Leeds, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 30. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 15 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 20 Feb 1865 at Madison. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Absent sick in Wisconsin during October 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 193-3,14,19)

NELSON, Hans A.

IA 3rd Inf Co D. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born at Stubberud in Feiring near Mjosen, Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Private. Enlisted 20 May 1861. Mustered 8 Jun 1861. Private. Wounded slightly in his left side on 12 Jul 1863 in the battle of Jackson, Mississippi. Mustered out 17 Jun 1864, Davenport, Iowa, expiration term of service. Re-enlisted 31 Oct 1864. Mustered 31 Oct 1864. Assigned to IA 13th Inf Co H. Private. Mustered out 21 Jul 1865, Louisville, Kentucky. Post war: A veteran of this name, living in West Brook, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, was granted a pension of $4 for a gun shot wound to his right side. Died at Revere, Minnesota, in 1905. Sources: (ISW-I p363; ISW-II p662) (Ulvestad p312) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota) (Decorah Republican, 27 Jul 1865) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22) “Nellson, Hans A.”

NELSON, Harvey

WI 29th Inf Co A. Residence: Waterloo, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 30. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Waterloo. Mustered 27 Sep 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Appointed wagoner. Reduced to ranks 29 Nov 1864. Mustered out on 22 Jun 1865 at Shreveport, Louisiana. Sources: (WHS red book vol 34)

NELSON, Heinrich

IA 26th Inf Co E. Residence: Lyons, Iowa. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted 14 Aug 1862. Mustered 15 Sep 1862. Private. Died of disease on 17 Oct 1862 at Lyons, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-III cd p69)

NELSON, Helge

WI 45th Inf Co B. Residence: Liberty, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 42. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 7 Oct 1864 at Liberty. Mustered 4 Nov 1864 at Madison. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Died of disease in Cumberland General Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, on 23 May 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 183-3; red book vol 50) (Love p1121)

NELSON, Henry

WI 23rd Inf Co D. Residence: Blue Mounds, Wisconsin. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 21. Enlisted 14 Aug 1862 at Blue Mounds. Mustered 30 Aug 1862. Private. Left in hospital at Memphis, Tennessee, Dec 21 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-13,16)

NELSON, Henry

WI 38th Inf Co G. Residence: Black Earth, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 30 Aug 1864 at Black Earth. Mustered 5 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Sent to US Hospital on 28 Nov 1864. No discharge had been furnished him at time of muster out of his company. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 170-9; red book vol 43)

NELSON, Henry

WI 42nd Inf Co ?. Residence: Black Earth, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 30 Aug 1864 at Black Earth. Mustered 7 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 176-12)

NELSON, Henry

WI 45th Inf Co F. Residence: Blooming Grove, Dane County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Springfield, Dane County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Brown eyes, sandy hair, sandy complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 20 Jan 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there the next day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 183-8; red book vol 50)

NELSON, Hermann

MN Indian War: “Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862”. The Scandinavian Guards, organized in Nicollet County, 27 Aug 1862, and who served 21 days. Private. Sources: (MCIW p807).

NELSON, Ingebert

WI 46th Inf Co G. Residence: Blooming Grove, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 22 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 27 Feb 1865. Bounty $100. Private. Mustered out with this Company on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-13; red book vol 51)

NELSON, Isaac

WI 27th Inf Co H. Born in Bergen Parish, Norway, 24 Feb 1847. Came to America in 1854 with his parents. Settled in Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at Richmond, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Mustered 21 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $300, $120 still due at muster out. Recruit. Private. Joined the 27th Regiment on 20 Feb 1864; assigned to Company H the next day. On 11 Sep 1864, he was assigned to the ambulance corps. On 10 Mar 1865, he is shown as detailed as Orderly at Regimental Headquarters. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: He took name “Erik N. Falk”, and he enrolled at Rush Medical College in Chicago, becoming an M.D. in 1870. He eventually established a practice in Caledonia, Traill County, North Dakota. In 1885, he established the “Traill County Times” newspaper. In 1886, he became postmaster of Caledonia. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-13,17; 130-10, 131-5,14; red book vol 32) (Grimsrud) “Falk, Eric”

NELSON, Iver

WI Inf. Residence: Wanamingo, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born 6 Aug 1835 in Meraker, Nord Trondelag, Norway, the son of Nils Ivarsen and Susanna Jonasdatter. Came to America in 1854. Civil War: Discharged. Post war: Married Mali Pettersdatter Flaaum. Six children. They moved to Mapleton township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, in 1872. Mali died in 1882 and Iver married in 1883 to Marit Halvorsdatter Tidemann. Seven children. Iver died 18 May 1919. Sources: (Donald Nelson trondelag-L@rootsweb.com)

NELSON, Iver

See NILSON, Iver

NELSON, J. A.

Born 30 Dec 1839 in Denmark. Came to America with his parents. Civil War: Post war: Lived for more than 44 years in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota. He operated a brick yard. Died 27 Mar 1917, death due to apoplexy. Sources: (The Fergus Falls Free Press, 28 Mar 1917, p 1)

NELSON, Jacob

From Lyngdal, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. He was a Marine Soldier serving on board the war ship “Iowa”. Post war: Lived at Chicago, Illinois. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, Jacob

WI 6th Inf Co H. Residence: Bad Ax County, Wisconsin. Birthplace not shown. Civil War: Age 22. Enlisted for two years on 1 Jul 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Jul 1861. Private. Discharged from the service 19 Apr 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 27-10; red book vol 11 p160)

NELSON, Jacob

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Bad Ax County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 39. Married. Enlisted for three years on 16 Oct 1861 at Bad Ax County, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 15 Nov 1861. Private. Became unfit for service and was discharged for disability at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 14 Aug 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 78-3) (Buslett p452) (Ager p302)

NELSON, Jacob B.

NY 37th Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

NELSON, James

IA 20th Inf Co E. Residence: Davenport, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 26. Enlisted 8 Aug 1862. Mustered 22 Aug 1862. Private. Mustered out 23 May 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana. Sources: (ISW-III cd p68)

NELSON, James (?n)

Indian War: Private. Post war: Nicollet County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, James J.

WI 42nd Inf Co A. Residence: Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Druggist. Age 18. Unmarried. Blue eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted for one year on 16 Aug 1864 at Waupaca. Mustered 1 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Mustered out 2 Jun 1865. Post war: Buried at Amherst, Wisconsin; stone reads “1846 – 1931”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 176-2,14; red book vol 47) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

NELSON, James R.

WI 15th Inf Unassigned Recruit. Residence: Dover, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Genesee County, New York. Civil War: Age 43. Mason. Gray eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 5 Feb 1864 at Amherst, Wisconsin. Mustered 16 Mar 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13)

NELSON, Jerome

Civil War: Post war: Buried at Amherst, Wisconsin; stone reads “9 Jan 1829 – 17 Jan 1897”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

NELSON, Johan

WI 46th Inf Co B. Residence: Amherst, Portage County, Wisconsin. Born “Johan Nielsen Løberg” on 2 Aug 1838 at Gjerpen, Telemark, Norway, son of Niels Torbjørnsen Løberg and Berthe Thorbjørnsdatter. He came to America with his parents and six siblings on “Valhalla”, which sailed from Skien, Telemark, 2 Jun 1849 and arrived in New York on 11 Aug 1849. They came to Ashippen Township, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Johan was married on 11 Oct 1859 to Anne Marie Knudsdatter Bratsbergskougan (1836-1921). Eleven children. Johan and Anne moved about 1860 to Portage County. Civil War: Farmer. Age 27. Married. Gray eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 7 Feb 1865 at Amherst. Enlistment credited to Alto, Fond du Lac County. Mustered 22 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. On detached service at railroad blockhouse 38 since 20 Jun 1865. Mustered out with this Company on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Post war: He died 19 Dec 1920. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-3,17; red book vol 51) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-2393) (Ulvestad p 308)

NELSON, Johan

NY 8th Inf Co D. Civil War: Age 26. Enlisted for two years on 23 Apr 1861 at New York. Mustered the same day. Private. Mustered out 23 Apr 1863 with his company. Sources: (photocopy, NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

NELSON, Johan

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Gilman, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, Johannes

IL 36th Inf Co A. Residence: Bremer, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 38. Shoemaker. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enrolled for one year on 11 Oct 1864 at Chicago and mustered there the same day. Substitute for Henry Swartz. Private. Mustered out 8 Oct 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 50)

NELSON, John

MN 3rd Inf Co D. Residence: Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Norway; military records list Sweden. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 3 Oct 1861. Mustered 4 Nov 1861. Private. Re-enlisted 1 Jan 1864. Promoted to Corporal. Died in Cairo, Illinois, 1 Jan 1865. Sources: (MINN p137) (MCIW p185) (Ulvestad p264)

NELSON, John

IA 9th Cav Co F. Residence: Village Creek, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 5 Oct 1863. Mustered 5 Oct 1863. Private. Mustered out 3 Feb 1866 at Little Rock, Arkansas. Sources: (ISW-IV p1730)

NELSON, John

WI 30th Inf Co D. Residence: Martell, Pierce County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Unmarried. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Martell. Mustered 21 Oct 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 20 Sep 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Post war: In 1897, he was living in Martell. In 1905, he was in Spring Valley, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS red book vol 35) (Larsen p57)

NELSON, John

IA 32nd Inf Co K. Residence: Story City, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 43. Enlisted 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 3 Sep 1862. Private. Discharged from the service for disability 10 Jan 1864, Mississippi River Island No. 10. Sources: (ISW-V p96) (“John Ritland Civil War History”, serialized in the Story City Herald in 1922.) “Tarvestad, John Nelson”

NELSON, John

IL 16th Cav Co G. Residence: Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois. Born in Middlefodt (?), Norway. Civil War: Tailor. Age 34. Unmarried. Blue eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 20 May 1863 at Springfield, Illinois. Mustered the next day at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Removed from division while sick at Nashville, Tennessee. Mustered out 19 Aug 1865 at Nashville. No discharge furnished. Sources: (ILSA reel 15 p78)

NELSON, John

IN ??th Inf Co C. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Enrolled Mar 1864. Post war: Moved to Morton County, Dakota Territory. Sources: (1885 Special Census, Dakota Territory)

NELSON, John

From Mo in Ranen, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived at Fort Ransom, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, John

MN 4th Inf Co D. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Substitute. Mustered 26 Aug 1864. Private. Discharged from the service by order 12 Jun 1865. Sources: (MINN p194) (MCIW p229)

NELSON, John

From Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Wounded. Post war: Lived in Douglas County, Minnesota. Died 14 Jun 1930. Buried in Parkers Prairie Cemetery, Parkers Prairie, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p312) (Obituary note, Park River Echo, Alexandria, Minnesota 19 Jun 1930 p 8 cool 1)

NELSON, John

From Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Pipestone County, Minnesota (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, John

MN 1st Battalion Infantry, Company B. Residence: Wanamingo, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born “Jonas Nelsen” on 31 Jan 1839 at Evjen, Meraker, Nord Trondelag, Norway, a son of Nils Ivarsen and Susanna Jonasdatter Nessen. Came to America in 1854. Civil War: Age 23. Enrolled 4 Feb 1862. Mustered the same day at Fort Snelling. Private. Wounded in the Battle of Antietam, a musket ball took off his left thumb. Discharged from the service on expiration of term, 11 Feb 1865. Post war: Married Anne Andersdatter. Thirteen children. They moved from Goodhue County to near Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He became postmaster at Republican, Minnehaha County, South Dakota. He died 9 Nov 1920. Sources: (MINN p542) (MCIW p69) (Donald Nelson, <trondelag-L@rootsweb.com>)

NELSON, John

MN Indian War: "Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862". The Scandinavian Guards. Organized in Nicollet County, Minnesota, 27 Aug 1862, and served in that county 21 days. Sergeant. Sources: (MCIW p807) (Ulvestad p260)

NELSON, John

From Kragero, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Pierce County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, John

Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Story City, Iowa (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, John

Civil War: Corporal. In war at Blakely, Alabama. Sources: (Ulvestad p264)

NELSON, John

Born 31 Jan 1839. Civil War: Post war: Died at age 81 on 9 Nov 1920 and is buried in Arlington Cemetery at Arlington, South Dakota. Sources: (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Brookings County)

NELSON, John

WI 11th Inf Co F. Residence: Moscow, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 41. Hazel eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 14 Mar 1865. Private. Joined F Company on 21 May 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 52-13; red book vol 16, p116) Red book gives residence as Boscobel, Grand County.

NELSON, John

WI 22nd Inf Co B. Residence: Newark, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 18. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8¾”. Enlisted for three years on 13 Aug 1862 at Beloit, Wisconsin. Mustered 4 Sep 1862 at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin. Private. “Never absent from the command.” Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 111-14; red book vol 27) (Letter written by soldier Thomas Simonson, see him, translated by Dorothy Simonson Sanders, 1986, publ. in “Numedalslagets Aarbog”, p 56)

NELSON, John

WI 44th Inf Co A. Residence: Troy, St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Hudson, St. Croix County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 36. Married. Gray eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 6’. Enlisted for one year on 26 Aug 1864 at Hudson. Mustered 29 Aug 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out with his company on 2 Jul 1865 at Paducah, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 180-2,14; red book vol 49; blue book)

NELSON, John

WI 35th Inf Co E. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 20. Gardener. Blue eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Feb 1864 at Ripon, Wisconsin. Mustered 28 Mar 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 15 Mar 1866 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS red book vol 40)

NELSON, John

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Christiansand, Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10½”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Primrose. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Promoted to Corporal 11 Feb 1864. Absent sick at Little Rock, Arkansas, general hospital 23 Mar 1864; rejoined company on 10 Jul 1864. On 9 Mar 1865 he was absent on detached service at Mobile Point, Alabama “as guard at the landing” protecting commissaries. Rejoined his company on 17 May 1865. Mustered out 29 Aug 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 129-17, 130-10; red book vol 32)

NELSON, John

WI 29th Inf Co A. Residence: Deerfield, Waushara County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 27. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Deerfield. Mustered 27 Sep 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Post war: Died at “Soldiers Rest”, Chicago, Illinois, on 6 Oct 1864 of chronic diarrhea contracted while in service of the U.S. Sources: (WHS red book vol 34)

NELSON, John

From Tonsberg, Norway. Civil War: Private. A Marine Soldier. Wounded and lay in a Washington, D. C., hospital for three and a half years. Post war: Lived in Little Black, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, John A.

WI 24th Inf Co H. Residence: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Married. Sailor. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Aug 1862 at Milwaukee and mustered there the next day. Private. Transferred to Naval Department 3 May 1864. Engaged at Perryville. Taken prisoner at Stone’s River. Rejoined this company on 10 Jun 1863. Engaged at Chickamauga, Mission Ridge and Dandridge. Sources: (WHS red book vol 29)

NELSON, John F.

WI 3rd Cav Co F. Civil War: Age 17. Enlisted for three years on 19 Oct 1863 at Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 215-16)

NELSON, John G.

MN 7th Inf Co C. Residence: Chisago County, Minnesota. Born 16 Mar 1844 at Furedy, Sweden, son of N. D. Anderson. Came to America with his father and several siblings in 1854. Civil War: Enlisted 15 Aug 1862. Private. Assigned to duty at Fort Ripley. Pursued the Sioux as far as Devils Lake, Dakota Territory. Later his unit was sent south and took part in the battleat Tupelo, Mississippi. Fought at Vicksburg, at Spanish Fort, and at Blakely, Alabama, a battle which took place after the collapse of the Confederacy. Discharged in 1865. Post war: Moved to Otter Tail County, Minnesota, in 1868. He was elected to the Minnesota State Senate in 1872. Served two terms. Held various county offices. Sources: (Obituary, The Parkers Prairie, Minnesota, Independentl, 12 Jun 1930, p 1)

NELSON, John G.

IA 9th Inf Co H. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted 26 Aug 1861. Mustered 24 Sep 1861. Private. Wounded slightly in arm 7 Mar 1862, Pea Ridge, Arkansas. Killed in battle 23 May 1863, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Sources: (ISW-II p100).

NELSON, John H.

WI 23rd Inf Co D. Residence: Dunn, Wisconsin. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 32. Enlisted 19 Aug 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 30 Aug 1862. Private. Discharged from the service for disability on 8 Apr 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-13) (RWV vol 2 p240)

NELSON, John H.

MN 8th Inf Co G. Civil War: Enlisted 9 Feb 1864. Private. Discharged 11 Jul 1865. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Farmington, Richland County, North Dakota. Suffering from “rheumatism and spinal disease”. Sources: (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59)

NELSON, John M.

IA 30th Inf Co G. Residence: Salina, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 13 Aug 1862. Mustered 14 Sep 1862. Private. Promoted to Corporal on 1 Sep 1864. Mustered out on 5 Jun 1865 at Washington DC. Sources: (ISW-III cd p76)

NELSON, John P.

WI 1st Inf Co C. Residence: Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 25. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 6 Sep 1861 at Burlington, Wisconsin. Mustered at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 8 Oct 1861. Private. Deserted from a hospital at Louisville, Kentucky, on 21 Apr 1863. Restored to duty 8 Dec 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 2; red book vol 7)

NELSON, John R.

WI 1st Inf Co C. Residence: Burlington, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 6’. Drafted. Private. Joined C Company 25 Dec 1863. Mustered out at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in October 1864, expiration of term of service. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 1; red book vol 7)

NELSON, John S.

WI 2nd Cav Co A. Born 1842. Civil War: Enlisted 1861. Discharged 1865. Post war: Died at age 87 on 22 Feb 1934. Buried in Riverside Cemetery, Pierre, South Dakota, north annex, lot 17, section F, grave 6. Sources: (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Hughes County)

NELSON, Jonas

From Meraker, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Arlington, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, Julius

IL 23rd Inf Co F Consolidated. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 31. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 11 Mar 1865 at Chicago and mustered there the same day. Private. Deserted 28 Mar 1865 from Camp Fry, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel 17 p41)

NELSON, Knud

WI 46th Inf Co A. Residence: Jordan, Green County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Argyle, Lafayette County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 30. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 13 Feb 1865 at Monroe, Green County, and mustered 16 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. On detached service to Brigade Headquarters since 20 Jun 1865. Mustered out with this Company on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-2,17; red book vol 51)

NELSON, Knud

WI 3rd Inf Co I. Residence: Amherst, Portage County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 37. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 22 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 9 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 12-2; red book vol 9 p182)

NELSON, Knud

TX 11th Inf Co E. CSA. Born Knud Andersen Reierselmoen on 10 Aug 1838 at Froland, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 8 Feb 1862 at Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas. Private. From 24 Jun to 14 Jul 1862, he was absent on a detail to Van Zandt County to procure arms. Died of measles on 13 Aug 1862 in hospital at Tyler, Texas. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (www.borgerkrigen.info)

NELSON, Knud

WI 46th Inf Co A. Residence: Argyle, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Jordan, Green County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Married. Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 2 Feb 1865 at Monroe, Green County, and mustered 13 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. On detached service at Florence, Alabama, since 29 Aug 1865. Mustered out with this Company on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-2,13,17; red book vol 51)

NELSON, Knud

WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Leeds Centre, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Born in Voss, Norway. Civil War: Age 28. Enlisted for three years on 21 Nov 1861 at Leeds Centre and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Feb 1862. Private. Captured by the enemy at New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864. Died of scurvy in Andersonville Prison, 30 Jul 1864. Buried there in grave 4289. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-10; 259-2; red book vol 20 p118) (Buslett p569) (Ager p310) (Gjertveit) (Ulvestad p312) (GPO p145) (“Prisoners who died at Andersonville Prison” Atwater List, publ 1865) “Horveid, Knut Nilsen” “Nilson, Knud” “Nilsen, Knut”

NELSON, Knudt

From Hadeland, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Hayfield County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, Knute

WI 4th Inf Co B. Residence: Christiana Township, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born “Knud Helgesen Kvilekval” on 2 Feb 1842 at Evanger, Voss, Hordaland, Norway, son of Helge Knudsen Styve and Ingeborg Haldorsdatter Kvilekval, who never married. Knud came to America with his mother on “Bjørgvin”, which sailed from Bergen about 12 May 1849 and arrived in New York on 6 Jul 1849. They came to Chicago, where he sold newspapers to help support himself and his mother. Moved to the Skoponong settlement in Walworth County, Wisconsin. His mother was married there in the Fall of 1850 to Nils Olsen Grotland. The three came to the Deerfield settlement in Dane County, Wisconsin, in 1853. Knud entered Albion Academy, Dane County, in 1858. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 2 July 1861 (or May 1861) at Racine, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Assigned to Company B. Wounded and taken prisoner in the siege at Port Hudson, Louisiana, 14 Jun 1863. He remained a prisoner until the place surrendered on 9 Jul 1863. Promoted to Corporal. Discharged from the service 14 Jul 1864, his term having expired. Post war: Studied law. Admitted to the bar in 1867. He was married on 22 Jan 1868 to Nicholina Maria Olsdatter Jacobsen (1846-1922) at Christiana, Dane County. Elected to the Wisconsin state legislature in 1868. He moved his family to Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota, in 1871. Homesteaded 120 acres of farm land. Six children. Elected to the US Congress in 1882 and served three terms. Elected Governor of Minnesota in 1892. Became United States Senator and served five terms, 1895 to 1923. Died 28 Apr 1923 on board a train from Washington to Minnesota. Sources: (Memorial address to the Senate by Senator Henrik Shipstead of Minnesota.) (Ulvestad p264) ("History of the Scandinavians in the United States" by O. N. Nelson, publ. in Minneapolis, 1893, pp 488, 510) (ONI p61, photo) (Lonn p159) (DCHS 1890 Veterans Census card file) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-1228)

NELSON, Knute B.

See NIELSON, Knute

NELSON, L. M.

WI 6th Inf Co C. Residence: Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Jun 1861 at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Mustered 16 Jul 1861 at Madison. Private. Took part in the battles of Gainesville, Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Mine Run, Spottsylvania, Northanna, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. Re-enlisted as a veteran 28 Feb 1864. Promoted to Corporal 9 Jun 1865. Mustered out 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 11 p60)

NELSON, Lars

MN 10th Inf Co D. Residence: Kenyon, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Mustered 18 Aug 1862. Private. Discharged from the service at Fort Goodhue, Minnesota, on 13 May 1863. Sources: (MCIW)

NELSON, Lars

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Raymond, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 21. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’3”. Enlisted for three years at Waterford, Wisconsin, 15 Nov 1861, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 2 Dec 1861. Private. Sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 10 Jun 1862. Taken prisoner at Stone's River, Tennessee. Exchanged. Sick in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 28 Jan 1863 and died there of chronic diarrhea on 3 Dec 1863. Buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery; section D, grave 890. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5,18; red book vol 20 p48) (Buslett p423) (Ager p299) “Nielsen, Lars”

NELSON, Lars

WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Neenah, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 20. Unmarried. Miller. Blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 22 Dec 1861 at Neenah and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Feb 1862. Private. Died of disease in hospital at Nashville, Tennessee, 25 Feb 1863. Buried in the National Cemetery at Nashville; section E, grave 875. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-10, 77-8; red book vol 20 p118) (Buslett p569) (Ager p310) (Ulvestad p313) (Meeker) “Nilson, Lars” “Nielson, Lars”

NELSON, Lars

WI 16th Inf Co K. Residence: Grafton, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Farmer. Married. Enlisted for three years on 24 Sep 1861 at Port Washington, Wisconsin. Mustered 26 Nov 1861. Private. Wounded at Shiloh. Discharged from the service for disability on 16 Aug 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 80-12; red book vol 21 p214) (RWV2 p33)

NELSON, Lars

Residence: Fertile, Minnesota. From Voss, Norway. Spanish-American War: Sergeant. Died in the Philippines. Buried in Fertile. Sources: (Ulvestad p260)

NELSON, Lars

WI 38th Inf Co E. Residence: West Lisbon, Juneau County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Port Washington, Ozaukee County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 41. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Mar 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 May 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Wounded in action near Poplar Grove Church, 30 Sep 1864. Discharged for disability 20 Feb 1865 at Carver General Hospital. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 170-13; red book vol 43)

NELSON, Lauritz

US Navy. Born 26 Mar 1860 in Norway. Spanish-American War: Sailmaker’s Mate. Awarded the Medal of Honor. On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, on 11 May 1898, facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Nelson displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 362, 1015)

NELSON, Lewis

WI 10th Inf Co G. Residence: Springfield, Jackson County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Unmarried. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 7 Sep 1861 at Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Mustered 5 Oct 1861 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Killed in action on 8 Oct 1862 at Chaplin Hills, Kentucky, in the battle of Perryville. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 48-15; red book vol 15) (WLCW p47) (Love p1073)

NELSON, Lewis

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Cambridge, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born “Lewis Nelsen Bolstad”on 2 Sep 1842 in Voss, Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Farmer. Enlisted for three years on 11 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Private. Wounded in Battle at Stone's River, Tennessee, 31 Dec 1862, and sent to Nashville, Tennessee. Wounded and taken prisoner at Chickamauga, Georgia, 20 Sep 1863. Exchanged. Killed at battle of Kenesaw Mountain, Bald Knob, Georgia, 28 Jun 1864. Buried in National Cemetery at Marietta, Georgia; section G, grave 1449. Memorial stone is in East Koshkonong church cemetery, bearing his name and dates “2 Sep 1842-28 Jun 1864”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4,18; red book vol 20 p 34) (Buslett p392) (Ulvestad p312) (Ager p274, photo; p296) (RWV p809) (Gjertveit) (VGC cemetery file) (Hedberg) “Nielson, Lewis” “Nilson, Lewis” “Bolstad, Lewis”

NELSON, Lewis A.

WI 5th Inf. Co G. Residence: Lewis, Clark County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted for one year on 29 Aug 1864 at Albion, Wisconsin. Mustered 13 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Enlistment bounty $100. Recruit. Private. Absent sick at the time of muster out of his company. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 19, 26-1; red book vol 10b p280)

NELSON, Lewis F.

US 13th Inf. Residence: Iowa. Civil War: Sources: (ISW-VI p 18)

NELSON, Lewis G.

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born “Lars Gunnarsen Naas” on the Naas farm in Drangedal, Telemark, Norway, on 9 May 1841. Came to America on the “Æolus”, which sailed from Kragerø, Telemark, and reached New York on 4 Sep 1845. He traveled with his parents, Gunnar Nilson Naas and Aasborg Oline Tykesdatter Naas. They settled in the Rock River Settlement in Dodge County, Wisconsin. From age 17 until he went to war, he worked as a clerk in a manufacturing business. Civil War: Age 20. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 30 Oct 1861 at Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 8 Dec 1861. Designated First Sergeant on 1 Jan 1862. Commissioned First Lieutenant at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 2 May 1862, with rank from 20 April. At age 21, he became Regimental Quartermaster Officer, 24 Nov 1862. Was left behind with the supply train at Nashville, Tennessee, in December 1862. Was named acting Adjutant on 1 May 1863. Was promoted to Adjutant on 3 Jun 1863, effective from 27 May. Was put on detached service and assigned as Aide-de-Camp on the Brigade staff to Brigadier Stab. Named Adjutant of the regiment on 3 Jun 1863. On leave of absence from 23 Oct 1863. Served as acting Captain on 1 Aug 1864 with special service as Provost Marshall. Fought at Chickamauga and in the East Tennessee campaigns. Promoted to Captain on 15 Sep 1864 at Atlanta, Georgia, commanding D Company succeeding Albert Skofstad, who resigned. Mustered out with D Company at Chattanooga, Tennessee, on 13 Feb 1865. Post war: He operated a successful business in Kasson, Minnesota. Married three times; first in 1870 to Mary E. Lee, who died in 1884. They had one daughter. Married second to Hattie E Barlow in 1886. She died in 1888. Married third in 1890 to Etta M. Dibble. They had one daughter. In 1890, he was living in Kasson, Dodge County, Minnesota. In 1893, he was living in Owatonna, Minnesota. Died 21 Aug 1907. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-2,6, 78-1,3, 79-2; red book vol 20 p2,56) (Nelson p512) (Buslett p434 photo) (Ulvestad p256) (Ager p271, photo; p290, 300) (Gjertveit) (Naeseth ’45-1212) (“History of the Scandinavians in the United States” by O. N. Nelson, Publ. in Minneapolis, 1893. p 511) (Meeker) “Nilson, Lewis” “Naas, Lars”

NELSON, Louis

WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Martell, Pierce County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 37. Married. Gray eyes, light brown hair, dark complexion, 5’4”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 3 Nov 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. Joined Company B on 5 Dec 1864. Took part in the battles of Gravelly Run, Virginia, 31 Mar 1865, and Five Forks, Virginia, 1-2 Apr 1865. Was at the surrender of General Lee’s army. Discharged from the service 14 Jul 1865 at Jeffersonville, Indiana. Sources: (WHS red book vol 11 p46) “Nelson, Lewis”

NELSON, Magnus

WI 50th Inf Co K. Residence: Frankford, Pepin County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 26. Blue eyes, sandy hair, florid complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 10 Apr 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Transferred to this unit from WI 53rd Inf Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 195-11,13)

NELSON, Marshall

WI 28th Inf Co C. Residence: Summit, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 19. Blue eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’9”, slim build. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Mustered 13 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged for disability on 12 Jul 1863 at Helena, Arkansas. Post war: In April 1882 a man named Marshall Nelson of Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, was granted a pension of $8 a month because of chronic diarrhea resulting in debilitation of his liver, stomach and kidneys. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-5,14; red book vol 33) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.)

NELSON, Martin

WI 43rd Inf Co I. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Trondhjem, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 3 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 12 Sep 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out with his company on 24 Jun 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Post war: Lived at Bellingham, Washington Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 178-10; red book vol 48; blue book 49) (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, Martin S.

WI 6th Inf Co C. Residence: Hartford, Washington County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Private. Volunteer re-enlistment for three years on 28 Feb 1864 at Culpepper, Virginia. Bounty $400. Re-mustered 29 Feb 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 27-15)

NELSON, Mathias

WI 14th Inf. Residence: Bergin, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 30. Blue eyes, light hair, sandy complexion, 5’7”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 21 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. “Last paid” as a member of WI 17th Inf Co A. Discharged from the service 2 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-14; red book vol 22, p20)

NELSON, Mathias

IL 41st Inf Co C. Residence: Wapella, De Witt County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28 (?). Unmarried. Brown eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 5 Aug 1861 at Decatur, Illinois. Mustered there the same day. Private. Died 16 Oct 1861 at Paducah, Kentucky. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p 11)

NELSON, Melius F.

From Bergen, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived at Wegdahl, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, Melvin

WI Hv Arty Co D. Residence: Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted for three years on 17 Sep 1863. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 245-5)

NELSON, N. E.

Civil War: Private. Wounded. Post war: Lived at Wood, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, N. F.

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Muskegon, Michigan. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, N. T.

See NELSON, Tosten

NELSON, Neil

NY 178th Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

NELSON, Neil

WI 49th Inf Co B. Residence: Necedah, Juneau County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 37. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9½”. Enlisted for one year on 17 Feb 1865 at Madison. Mustered 22 Feb 1865 at Madison. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Died of typhoid fever at post hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, on 30 Sep 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 193-4,13,16,20) (Love p1121)

NELSON, Nels

MN 3rd Inf Co A. Residence: Plainview, Wabashaw County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Enrolled 3 Sep 1864. Mustered 5 Sep 1864. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service by order 23 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p125) (MCIW p180)

NELSON, Nels

Residence: Mission, Illinois. Civil War: Private. Killed in the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee [Stone's River, 31 Dec 1862-2 Jan 1863]. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, Nels

IL 20th Inf Co G. Residence: Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois. Born in Cherdamstad, Sweden. Civil War: Age 25. Laborer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for three years on 13 Jun 1861 at Joliet, Illinois, and mustered there the same day. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 5 Jan 1864. Sources: (ILSA reel two p 79)

NELSON, Nels

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Colman, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, Nels

From Holden Prestegjeld, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Brown County, Wisconsin, in 1877. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, Nels

From Biri, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Ashton, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, Nels

MN 12th Inf Co H. Residence: Madelia, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Spanish-American War: Age 20. Enrolled and mustered 29 Jun 1898 at St. James, Minnesota. Private. Mustered out 5 Nov 1898 at New Ulm, Minnesota. Sources: (MSAW p177)

NELSON, Nels

MN 4th Inf Co I. Residence: Rice County, Minnesota. Born in Gjerpen, Telemark, Norway on 18 Apr 1842, son of Mathias Nielsen Kolkind and Maria Anne Nielsdatter. Came to Pine Lake, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 19. Enrolled 27 Oct 1861. Mustered 23 Dec 1861. Private. Died of typhoid fever on 12 Jul 1862 in Farmington, Mississippi. Buried in the Corinth Union National Cemetery. Sources: (MINN p217) (MCIW p239) (Naeseth ’47-730) (Ulvestad p312) “Nielsen, Niels” “Kolkind, Niels Nielsen”

NELSON, Nels

MN Indian War: "Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862". The Scandinavian Guards, organized in Nicollet County, Minnesota, 27 Aug 1862, and served in that county 21 days. Private. Sources: (MCIW p807)

NELSON, Nels

WI Lt Arty 8th Battery. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. His attempt to re-enlist as a veteran in this battery was rejected because of no evidence of his original muster-in. His entry on the roll was red-lined. His name appears nowhere else in the Eighth Battery records in the Wisconsin Archives. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 239-3)

NELSON, Nels

WI 3rd Inf Co F. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’ 5”. Substitute. Enrolled for one year on 29 Aug 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin, as a substitute for W. Irving Hartshorn of Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin. Mustered at Janesville the same day. Private. Engaged in the siege of Savannah, Chesterfield, Robertsville, South Carolina; Aversville, Bentonville, North Carolina. Discharged from the service 8 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 19; 259-13; red book vol 9 p126) “Nilson, Nils”

NELSON, Nels

WI 4th Inf Co A. Civil War: Private. Post war: Buried at Amherst, Wisconsin; stone reads “6 Oct 1833 – 17 Aug 1896”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg)

NELSON, Nels

WI 7th Inf Co D. Residence: New Diggings, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 24. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 2 Mar 1865 at Boscobel, Wisconsin, as a substitute for James Vipond, New Diggings, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service 7 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 33-13; red book vol 12 p60)

NELSON, Nels

WI 7th Inf Co C. Residence: Raymond, Racine County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 22. Enlisted for one year and mustered on 13 Dec 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service 3 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 12 p46)

NELSON, Nels

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Spring Prairie, Adams County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 22. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 23 Nov 1861 at Spring Prairie, and mustered on 8 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Killed at Stone's River, Tennessee, 31 Dec 1862. Buried in National Cemetery there; section H, grave 98. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 77-8, 78-3; red book vol 20 p62) (Buslett p452) (Ulvestad p312) (Ager p302) “Nels, Nels”

NELSON, Nels

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Sogndal, Sogn, Norway (One source says Lister, Norway.) He was a brother of Erik Nilsen Barsnes. Came to America on 19 Jul 1861. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6½”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Albion, Wisconsin. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. On detached service at Ft. Smith guarding boat 3 Mar to 28 May 1864. On 27 Oct 1864, he was on a list of men absent sick at Little Rock, Arkansas. On 30 Oct, he was returned to duty. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: He lived in Barsness Township, Pope County, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,17, 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32) (Ulvestad p270) (“Descendants of Ole Berntsen Barsness and Kari Mikkelsdatter Olstad” by Katherine Barsness Evenson, p22. Copy in DCHS) (“The Barsness Family”, by Barbara Barsness Swedenburg, publ. 1979, p23-28) “Barsness, Nels” “Nelssen, Nels”.

NELSON, Nels

WI 47th Inf Co D. Residence: Amherst, Portage County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Harmony, Rock County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 31. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 6 Feb 1865 at Waupaca, Wisconsin. Mustered 10 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Appointed Corporal on 12 Feb 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 188-5; red book vol 52)

NELSON, Nels

WI 47th Inf Co A. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 42. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 11 Feb 1865 at Dale, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Madison, Dane County. Mustered 21 Feb 1865 at Madison. Private. Died of chronic diarrhea on 29 Mar 1865 at Tullahoma, Tennessee. Buried there. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 188-13,16; red book vol 52) (Love p1121) (History of the town of Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, publ. 2002 p 4-19) “Phelson Phils”, Tullahoma Hospital records.

NELSON, Nels

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Hamburg, Bad Ax county. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 16. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 25 Aug 1862 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Detached to 8th Wisconsin Battery since 29 Jul 1863, by order of Col. H. C. Heg. Transferred to the Wisconsin 24th Infantry in December 1864. Transferred to Company H at Whiteside, Tennessee, and then to the 24th Infantry on 13 Feb 1865. Discharged 22 Jun 1865. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Elroy, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-15; red book vol 20 p76) (TAR) (Buslett p489) (South Dakota Historical collections, vol XVI, publ 1932, p377) (Hedberg) “Nilson, Nils”.

NELSON, Nels A.

WI 19th Inf Co E. Residence: Portland, Monroe County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 28. Blue eyes, light brown hair, flushed complexion, 5’11”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 10 Nov 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 9 Aug 1865 at Richmond, Virginia. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 97-15; red book vol 24)

NELSON, Nels A.

WI 18th Inf Co E. Residence: Friendship, Adams County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 25. Gray eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 26 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Enrollment credited to Strong’s Prairie, Adams County. Mustered at La Crosse the same day. Private. Mustered out 2 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 92-11; red book vol 23)

NELSON, Nels B.

Born 1832 at Hestethun in Sogn, Norway. Came to America in 1853 to Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Post war: Married to Susan. Moved to Minnesota to Friberg Township, Otter Tail County. Died 10 Apr 1921. Buried in Tonseth Lutheran church cemetery, Friberg Township. Sources: (Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Free Press, 13 Apr 1921) (Otter Tail County Historical Society) “Olson, Nels”

NELSON, Nels E.

MN 1st Inf Co A. Residence: Henderson, Sibley County, Minnesota. Born 25 Dec 1831 near Christiania, Norway, a son of John and Anna Knudson. Civil War: Age 28. Enrolled 29 Apr 1861. Mustered 17 May 1861. Private. Promoted to Sergeant. Discharged from the service for disability 6 Nov 1863. Post war: In 1869, he became a customs collector at Pembina, Dakota Territory. Married at La Crosse, Wisconsin, to Martha Hanson. Nine children. Member of Warden GAR Post No. 12, North Dakota. Sources: (MINN p22) (MCIW p50) (Ulvestad p260) (GAR Roster, State Archives A40) (1885 Dakota Territory Special Census) (“Album of Biography”, p 789) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59) “Nelson, Nelson E.”

NELSON, Nels L.

IA 32nd Inf Co K. Residence: Story City, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 3 Sep 1862. Private. Mustered out 24 Aug 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-V p97).

NELSON, Nels L.

From Stavangerkanten, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Perley, Minnesota, in 1900. A veteran of this name, living in Ada, Norman County, Minnesota, in June 1882 was granted a pension of $6 a month because of chronic diarrhea. Sources: (Ulvestad p312) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota)

NELSON, Nels O.

From Lillesand, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, Nels S.

From Svelland, Skaanevik, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Helmar, Illinois. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, Nelse

IL 91st Inf Co E. Residence: Lisbon, Kendall County, Illinois. Born “Niels Sjursen Indre Svindland” in Norway, on 6 Sep 1840, at Skånevik, Hordaland, Norway, son of Sjur Niedlsen Indre Svindland and Gjer Endresdatter Haugen. He came to America with his parents and four siblings on “Favoriten”, which sailed from Stavanger, Rogaland, on 16 May 1849, and arrived in New York on 28 Jun 1849, but was held in quarantine until 4 July. They came first to Saratoga Township, Grundy County, Illinois, and by 1855 to Kendall, Kendall County. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Aug 1862 at Lisbon. Mustered 8 Sep 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Promoted to Sergeant. Mustered out with his Company on 12 Jul 1865 at Mobile, Alabama. Married on 17 Mar 1863 to Anna Eriksdatter Sætre (1843-1913). Post war: Became a farmer at Helmar, Illinois. Fourteen children. Died 15 Sep 1923, buried in Helmar Lutheran Cemetery. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p16) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-539) “Nelson, Nils S.”

NELSON, Nelse

IL 30th Inf Co I. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 28. Farmer. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’7”. Substitute for George Mapes. Enrolled for one year on 12 Oct 1864 at Peoria, Illinois, and mustered there the next day. Private. Discharged on 26 Jun 1865 at Washington, D.C. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 111)

NELSON, Nelse Peter

IA 1st Cav Co C. Residence: Keokuk, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 13 Jun 1861. Mustered 30 Jul 1861. Private. Re-enlisted and re-mustered 22 Feb 1864. Mustered out 15 Feb 1866 at Austin, Texas. Sources: (ISW-IV cd p139)

NELSON, Nelson

WI 12th Inf Co H. Residence: Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 12 Oct 1861 at Green Bay, Wisconsin. Mustered 5 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Died of typhoid pneumonia on 25 Jun 1862 at Camp Beach, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-10; red book vol 17, p142) “Neilson, Neils”

NELSON, Nelson Olson

From Lillesand, Norway. Born 1844. Came to America at age two with his parents from the port of Grimstad. Traveled to Missouri. Civil War: Private. Post war: He organized the N. O. Nelson Manufacturing Company, a huge building and plumbing supply company. Sources: ("Americans from Norway" by Leola Nelson Bergmann, publ. 1950 by J.B.Lippincott Co. p275)

NELSON, Nelson P.

IL 8th Inf Co I. Residence: Danville, Vermillion County, Illinois. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 30. Farmer. Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 24 Sep 1864 at Danville. Mustered there the same day. Private. Discharged 27 Sep 1865, expiration of term of service. Sources: (ILSA reel one p121)

NELSON, Nicholas M.

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 22 Mar 1847 in Christiania, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”, medium build. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Christiania. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: Married to Mary ?. Died at age 70 of Bright’s Disease on 3 Aug 1917 at Presho, South Dakota. Buried in Norwegian Luther of Medicine Valley Cemetery at Presho, lot 24, block 1, grave 6. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10, 130-10, 131-14) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Lyman County) “Nelson, Nicholi”

NELSON, Niels

WI 2nd Cav Co B. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled for three years on 19 Mar 1863 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered at Memphis, Tennessee, on 9 May 1863. Private. (This name has been red-lined on the muster-in roll.) Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 207-4)

NELSON, Niles

IL 53rd Inf Co H. Residence: Morris, Grundy County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Mar 1864 at Morris. Mustered 27 Apr 1864 at Ottawa, Illinois. Private. Mustered out 22 Jul 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (ILSA reel 5 p42; reel 47-9 p42)

NELSON, O. C.

IL 141st Inf Co F. Civil War: Private. Post war: Buried at Fox River, Norway, Illinois. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg)

NELSON, Ober

MN 7th Inf Co D. Residence: Pleasant Hill, Winona County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 29. Enrolled 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 30 Oct 1862. Private. Discharged from the service for disability 29 Dec 1863. Post war: “Oler Nelson” of Money Creek, Houston County, Minnesota, in 1880 was granted a pension of $12 a month because of disease of his kidneys and liver. Sources: (MINN p337) (MCIW p376) (Pension List 1882-3, vol 4 p554) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota)

NELSON, Odin

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Cedar Falls, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, Olaus

MN 4th Inf Co H. Born 25 Feb 1830 at Nannestad, Christiania stift, Norway. Civil War: Age 34. Entered service on 15 Aug 1864 at St. Paul, Minnesota. Private. Discharged 12 Jun 1865. Post war: Died at age 67 on 3 Oct 1897 at Dell Rapids, South Dakota. Buried in the Dell Rapids Cemetery, lot 34, block 1, grave 1. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Minnehaha County)

NELSON, Ole

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co M. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 7 Feb 1865. Mustered 18 Feb 1865. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 27 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p622) (MCIW p638)

NELSON, Ole

IL 7th Inf Co I. Residence: Springfield, Sagamon County, Illinois. Born in Christiania, Norway. Civil War: Cabinet maker. Unmarried. Age 33. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1861. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran Volunteer in Company I Consolidated (along with veterans of old companies C, G and I) on 22 Dec 1863 at Pulaski, Tennessee. Assigned as hospital steward and transferred on 18 Aug 1864. Sources: (ILSA reel 1 p 46, 48)

NELSON, Ole

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Monterey, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p313)

NELSON, Ole

IL 4th Cav Co I. Residence: Earl, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, florid complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted 4 Sep 1861 at Earl. Mustered 26 Sep 1861 at Ottawa, Illinois. Private. Discharged from the service 31 Jan 1862 so that he could enter the Naval Service. Sources: (ILSA reel 13 p128)

NELSON, Ole

From Tolgen, Osterdalen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Lester Prairie, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p313)

NELSON, Ole

MN 1st Inf Co A. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 28 (or 25). Enrolled 29 Apr 1861. Mustered same date. Private. Died at Fort Monroe, 8 Sep 1862. Sources: (MINN p22) (MCIW p50)

NELSON, Ole

MN 3rd Inf Co D. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Mustered 16 (or 6) Feb 1864. Recruit. Private. Died at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 6 Oct 1864. Sources: (MINN p139) (MCIW p185)

NELSON, Ole

MN 4th Inf Co B. Residence: Glencoe, McLeod County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Enrolled 26 Sep 1861. Mustered 2 Oct 1861. Private. Discharged from the service for disability 17 Nov 1863. Sources: (MINN p182) (MCIW p225)

NELSON, Ole

MN 4th Inf Co H. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 32. Substitute. Mustered 21 Dec 1864 (or 19 Dec 1862). Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 19 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p213) (MCIW p237)

NELSON, Ole

MN 6th Inf Co F. Residence: Belvidere, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born “Ole Nielsen Kjøs” on 25 Jan 1841 at Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway, son of Niels Olsen Kjøs and Ingeborg Johnsdatter Løtten. He came to America with his parents and three siblings on “Flora”, which sailed from Christiania on 15 Jun 1849 and arrived in New York on 23 Aug 1849. His father died in New York a week after their arrival. His mother and the children came to Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin. In 1855, they came to Goodhue County, Minnesota. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 11 Aug 1862. Mustered 1 Oct 1862. Sergeant. Discharged from the service on expiration of term, 27 Jun 1865. Post war: Ole was married on 25 Sep 1866 to Julia Ann Bullard (?-1914). One child. Ole died 9 Jan 1869 in Red Wing, Minnesota. His brother John Nesson was also a soldier. Sources: (MINN p298) (MCIW p339) (Ulvestad p260) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-2866)

NELSON, Ole

MN 10th Inf Co D. Residence: Holden, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Enrolled 22 Aug 1862. Mustered 9 Oct 1862. Private. Died at Nashville, Tennessee, 17 Dec 1864, of wounds received in the battle there. Sources: (MINN p471) (MCIW p478) (Ulvestad p314) “Nilsen, Ole”

NELSON, Ole

IA 6th Cav Co D. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enlisted 27 Oct 1862. Mustered 27 Oct 1862. Private. Mustered out 17 Oct 1865, Sioux City, Iowa. Post war: Married in 1866 to Emily Johnson. Member GAR Post No 67, Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minnesota. Died 6 Jun 1914. Sources: (ISW-IV p1207) (Otter Tail County Historical Society, Fergus Falls, Minnesota) (Winneshiek County Marriage Records)

NELSON, Ole

MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co B. Residence: Lake Prairie, Nicollet County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enrolled 14 Oct 1862. Mustered 29 Oct 1862. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 9 Nov 1863. Sources: (MINN p642) (MCIW p528)

NELSON, Ole

MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co K. Residence: Blue Earth City, Faribault County, Minnesota. Born 25 Feb 1831 in Norway, perhaps from Lauresdals Parish. Civil War: Age 30. Enrolled 20 Nov 1862. Mustered 10 Dec 1862. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 10 Dec 1863. Post war: In 1890, he was living near Clayton, Faribault County, Minnesota. Died 17 Jan 1898. Sources: (MINN p673) (MCIW p539) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22) (Letter, Ralph Rolland, Marco Island, Florida) “Lee, Ole” “Lie, Ole”

NELSON, Ole

MN 2nd Cav Co D. Residence: Spring Grove, Houston County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enrolled 18 Dec 1863. Mustered 13 Jan 1864. Recruit. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 2 Dec 1865. Sources: (MINN p725) (MCIW p558) “Neilson, Ole”

NELSON, Ole

MN 2nd Cav Co I. Residence: Winona, Winona County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 29. Enrolled 21 Nov 1863. Mustered 4 Jan 1864. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service 3 Dec 1864 at Fort Ridgely, Minnesota. Sources: (MINN p744) (MCIW p566)

NELSON, Ole

MN Indian War: "Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862". The Scandinavian Guards. Organized in Nicollet County, Minnesota, 27 Aug 1862, and served in that county 21 days. Private. Sources: (MCIW p807)

NELSON, Ole

From Nummedal, Norway. Civil War: Corporal. Post war: In 1907, he was living in Gunder, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p264)

NELSON, Ole

See NEILSON, Ole

NELSON, Ole

From Nissedal, Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Died at Duvals Bluff, Arkansas. Sources: (Ulvestad p312)

NELSON, Ole

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Koshkonong, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 25. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 8 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Private. Sick in Union City, Tennessee, from 14 to 19 Jun 1862. Sick in hospital in St. Louis, 1 Jan 1863. Discharged from the service at St. Louis for disability, 27 Jul 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4; red book vol 20 p34) (Buslett p392) (Ager p296) (RWV p809)

NELSON, Ole

From Hasslo Prestegjeld, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Starbuck, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p313)

NELSON, Ole

WI 16th Inf Co F. Residence: Mauston, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 41. Enlisted for three years on 1 Nov 1861 at Mauston. Private. Wounded at Shiloh. Discharged from the service 25 Aug 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 80-8, 259-6) (RWV2 p21) “Nielson, Ole”

NELSON, Ole

WI 23rd Inf Co D. Residence: Blue Mounds, Wisconsin. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 24. Enlisted 14 Aug 1862 at Blue Mounds. Mustered 30 Aug 1862. Private. Neighbors signed a petition dated 11 Dec 1862 to Wisconsin Governor Edward Salomon asking that this soldier “Ole Nelson Brown of Comp D in the twenty-third Reg’n of volunteers age 24 years inlisted August 21st 1862 at Blue Mounds” be discharged from the service so that he could help his father Nils Oleson Brown maintain his family. The petition states that the elder Brown had not had any work for twenty years and was unable to support his family. It was signed by 27 men. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-13) (Copy of the petition is at WHS, GRIMSRUD)

NELSON, Ole

Civil War: Corporal. In battle of Berticola (?). Sources: (Ulvestad p264)

NELSON, Ole

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born 1841 in Amle, Norway. Civil War: Clerk. Age 21. Blue eyes, black hair, light complexion, 5’6”, medium build. Enlisted for three years on 14 Jul 1862 at Madison. Enlistment was credited to Madison. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Appointed Sergeant on 22 Oct 1862. Assigned as recruiter in Wisconsin for the 27th, on 17 Nov 1863. Promoted to First Sergeant 4 Jun 1864. Rejoined the regiment from detached service in Wisconsin on 14 Jun 1864. On 27 Oct 1864, he was listed as sick in Little Rock, Arkansas. On 29 Oct, he returned to duty. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 5 Jul 1865, from First Sergeant. Assigned command of the company on 14 Jul 1865. Promoted from Second Lieutenant, Company H, to First Lieutenant at Brownsville, Texas, 14 Aug 1865. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: After the war, he became “Ole Falk”. Married in January 1866 to Mari Johannesdatter Gjerde. Six children. Lived at Stoughton, Wisconsin. Pharmacist. Died 6 Sep 1915 and was buried at East Side cemetery, Stoughton. His widow, Mari, prior to their marriage was a servant to John A. Holum. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,17,19; 130-10, 131-14) (Ulvestad p280) (Grimsrud) (Naeseth ’46-209) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) “Falk, Ole N”

NELSON, Ole

WI 28th Inf Co C. Residence: Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Unmarried. Age 20. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’8¼”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Mustered 13 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged 22 May 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-5,14; red book vol 33)

NELSON, Ole

MN Indian War: "Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862". The Lake Prairie Rangers of the First Sub-district, 1st Battalion Special Volunteers, State Militia. Organized in Nicollet County during the Indian War of 1862. Service dates unknown. Private. Sources: (MCIW p799) (Ulvestad p313)

NELSON, Ole A.

WI 25th Inf Co K. Residence: Hamburg, Coon Valley, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 24. Black eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Aug 1862 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 14 Sep 1862. Private. Died of typhoid fever in a hospital at Columbus, Kentucky, on 17 Mar 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 121-15; red book vol 30) (Love p1100)

NELSON, Ole Bornemann

IL 9th Cav Co L. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 28. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Oct 1861 at Chicago and mustered there on 11 Nov 1861. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran for three years on 1 Jan 1864 at Germantown, Tennessee. Re-mustered there on 16 Mar 1864. Mustered out as a Sergeant on 31 Oct 1865 at Selma, Alabama. Sources: (ILSA reel 14 p70,71)

NELSON, Ole F.

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived at Lake Mills, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p313)

NELSON, Ole H.

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born 19 Nov 1840 on a cotter’s farm Hegna in Nore, Numedal, Norway, son of Nils Anderson of Skjønnepladsen, Nore, and Margit Evensdatter Saeter of Nes, Hallingdal. Came to America, reaching Iowa on 27 Jul 1861. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 21. Enlisted for three years on 20 Dec 1861 at Decorah and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 29 Dec 1861. Private. Wounded at Stone's River, Tennessee, and sent to hospital in Nashville 31 Dec 1862. He was moved to Madison and discharged from there for disability due to his wounds on 2 Dec 1863. Later he enlisted for one hundred days in IL 143rd Inf Co I as a Corporal. Discharged 8 Dec 1864 at Mattoon, Illinois. Post war: Married in 1873 to Julia Gunderfinger. He lived at Postville, Iowa. In 1886, he was living in Elgin, Fayette County, Iowa. He died in Gunder, Iowa, on 15 Mar 1927. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8; red book vol 20 p90) (Buslett p512) (Ager p196, photo; p307) (XSS Iowa p705) (Gunder History and Heritage, Publ. by Gunder Community Club, c 2000, sect. 6, p 4) “Nielson, Ole”

NELSON, Ole J.

IL 138th Inf Co H. Residence: Morris, Grundy County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’3”. Enlisted for 100 days on 24 May 1864 at Morris. Mustered 24 Jun 1864 at Quincy, Illinois. Private. Mustered out with his Company on 14 Oct 1864 at Springfield, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel 11 p77)

NELSON, Ole N.

US Navy. Civil War: Post war: lived at Elmo, Otter Tail County, Minnesota. Died 15 May 1912 at West Battle Lake. Sources: (Brief obituary in Henning, Minnesota, Advocate, 16 May 1912)

NELSON, Oley

WI 40th Inf Co D. His parents Nils Olsen and Aase, came from Nummedal, Norway, to America, to Jefferson Prairie, Wisconsin, in 1844. Oley was born there on 10 Aug 1844. His father Niels Olsen enlisted in the WI 8th Inf and died of disease. Civil War: Oley enlisted for 100 days on 17 May 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 7 Jun 1864 at Madison. Private. Mustered out 16 Sep 1864 at Madison. Post war: Lived at Slater, Iowa. Moved to Portland, Oregon. Living in 1929. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 174-13; red book vol 45) (VGC Pacific Skandinaven, Portland, 17 Jan 1919) (Naeseth ’44-140)

NELSON, Oley

Born at Jefferson Prairie, Wisconsin. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Slater, Iowa. Alive in 1925. Sources: (Ulvestad p313) (Norlie, Olaf Morgan “History of the Norwegian People in America”, publ 1925, p497)

NELSON, Oliver

MN 7th Inf Co E. Residence: Preble, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Enrolled 4 Sep 1864. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 16 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p342) (MCIW p378) (“History of Fillmore County”, publ 1912, p150)

NELSON, Oliver

From Holden, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Lake Mills, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p313) “Vibeto, Oliver”

NELSON, Oliver

WI 13th Inf Co H. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Skien, Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Farmer. Unmarried. Gray eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 10 Oct 1861 at Whitewater. Mustered 2 Nov 1861 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service 20 Nov 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS red book vol 18, p160)

NELSON, Olof F.

NY 4th Artillery. Civil War: Private. Sources: (NY Archives CW Index vol 12)

NELSON, Paul

MN 1st Inf Co F. Civil War: Private. Sources: (MCIW p59)

NELSON, Paul H.

IA 29th Inf Co F. Residence: Taylor County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 34. Enlisted 9 Aug 1862. Mustered 12 Nov 1862. Private. Mustered out 10 Aug 1865, New Orleans, Louisiana. Sources: (ISW-III p1426)

NELSON, Peter

IL 19th Inf Co G. Residence: Moline, Rock Island, Illinois. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 30. Tailor. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’3½”. Enlisted for three years on 10 Jun 1861 at Moline and mustered at Chicago, Illinois, on 17 Jun 1861. Private. Discharged for disability at H

NELSON, Peter

IA 19th Inf Co G. Residence: Port Louisa, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 44. Enlisted on 2 Aug 1862. Mustered 21 Aug 1862. Private. Mustered out 10 Jul 1865 at Mobile, Alabama. Sources: (ISW-III cd p80)

NELSON, Peter

MN 2nd Inf Co G (or H). Residence: Norway, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 29. Drafted. Mustered 31 May 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 11 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p102) (MCIW p141) (“History of Fillmore County”, publ 1912, p146)

NELSON, Peter

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co F. Residence: Brush Creek, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 23 Jan 1865. Mustered 6 Feb 1865. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 27 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p594) (MCIW p626)

NELSON, Peter

WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Stillwater, Minnesota. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 26. Boatman. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted 10 Jun 1861 at Prescott, Wisconsin. Mustered 16 Jul 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sick in Alexandria, Virginia, on 19 Apr 1862. Returned to his company on 26 Sep 1862. Was in the battles of Fitzhugh’s Crossing Virginia, 29 Apr 1863; Chancellorsville, Virginia, 1-3 May 1863 and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1-3 Jul 1863. Wounded in action at Gettysburg. Returned to duty 28 Feb 1864. Wounded in action at Weldon Railroad, Virginia, 18-21 Aug 1864. Discharged from the service for wounds on 29 May 1865 at US General Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia. Sources: (Larsen)

NELSON, Peter

WI 11th Inf Co A. Civil War: Age 24. Enlisted for three years on 28 Oct 1861 at Prescott, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 52-3)

NELSON, Peter A.

WI 19th Inf Co B. Residence: Racine, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Musician. Unmarried. Age 18. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 4’8”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Feb 1862 at Racine. Mustered 4 Mar 1862. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Norfolk, Virginia. Re-mustered 31 Aug 1862 at Portsmouth, Virginia. Bounty $100. Transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 97-15,17; red book vol 24)

NELSON, Peter J.

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Shoemaker. Age 21. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Feb 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Mar 1864 at Camp Randall, Madison. Bounty $300, $120 still due at muster out. Private. Joined H Company on 21 Apr 1864 at Camden, Arkansas, from the recruiting depot at Madison. Promoted to Corporal 4 Jun 1864. Installment payment of bounty $40. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-13,19; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32)

NELSON, Peter J.

WI 28th Inf Co D. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Shoemaker. Unmarried. Age 20. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’9”, medium build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Whitewater, Wisconsin. Mustered 13 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged for disability on 14 Apr 1863 at Helena, Arkansas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-6, 14; red book vol 33)

NELSON, Ralph N.

MN 12th Inf Co H. Residence: Windom, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Spanish-American War: Age 21. Enrolled and mustered 27 Jun 1898 at St. James, Minnesota. Private. In hospital 13 Jul to 27 Jul. On furlough 23 Aug to 22 Sep. Furlough extended to 21 Oct. Mustered out 5 Nov 1898 at New Ulm, Minnesota. Sources: (MSAW p177)

NELSON, Rasmus

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Hartland, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 33. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 28 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Private. Sick in hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky, 17 Sep 1862, also on 4 Nov 1862. Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, 9 Apr 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4; red book vol 20 p 34) (Buslett p392) (Ulvestad p313) (Ager p296) (RWV p809)

NELSON, Rasmus

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: East Troy, Cast Iron, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted for three years on 23 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Feb 1864. Private. Joined K Company at Strawberry Plains, Virginia, on 31 Mar 1864. Promoted to Sergeant on 1 Jan 1865. Temporarily assigned to Company H of the Wisconsin 24th Infantry on 10 Feb 1865. Transferred to WI 13th Inf Co I on 10 Jun 1865. Mustered out 30 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 20 p140) (Buslett p634) (Ager p318) “Nilson, Rasmus”

NELSON, Robert

OH 128th Inf Co E. Civil War: Enlisted 24 Dec 1863. Corporal. Discharged 18 Jul 1865. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Canton, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Sources: (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22)

NELSON, S. A.

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived at Humboldt, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p313)

NELSON, Seward

IL 41st Inf Co C. Residence: Wapella, De Witt County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 23. Brown eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 5 Aug 1861 at Decatur, Illinois. Mustered there the same day. Private. Promoted to First Sergeant. Re-enrolled for three years on 6 Aug 1864. Commissioned First Lieutenant. Mustered out 20 Aug 1865 at Springfield, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p 11)

NELSON, Simon

WI 13th Inf Co H. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Skien, Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 9 Oct 1861 at Whitewater. Mustered 2 Nov 1861 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out on 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS red book vol 18, p160)

NELSON, Sver

IA 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Highland, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 31 Mar 1864. Mustered 28 Apr 1864. Private. Discharged from the service 31 May 1865, Mound City, Illinois. Sources: (ISW-II p505)

NELSON, Swain H.

IN 46th Inf Co A. Residence: Delphi, Indiana. Born 11 Nov 1827 in Ulvik, Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Carpenter. Hazel eyes, light hair, complexion light, 5’9½”. Enlisted for the duration of the war on 5 Oct 1861 at Delphi, Indiana. Mustered at Loganport, Indiana, on 1 Nov 1861. Private. Promoted to Corporal 31 Dec 1861. Left sick at Memphis, Tennessee, since 15 Jun 1862. Sent to hospital from Helena, Arkansas, 2 Aug 1862. Promoted to Sergeant on 20 Oct 1862. Died 23 May 1863 of wounds received in action in the battle of Champion Hills, Mississippi, on 16 May 1863. Sources: (Copies of military records, four letters written by soldier, photo; all held by Larry Nelson, Glenview, Illinois) “Nelson, Sven”

NELSON, Swan C.

IA 6th Inf Co H. Residence: Burlington, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 22. Enlisted 12 Jul 1861. Mustered 18 Jul 1861. Private. Died 25 Oct 1861 at Jefferson City, Missouri. Buried in the National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, section 2, grave 51. Sources: (ISW-I cd p86)

NELSON, Thomas

IL 72nd Inf Co F. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 38. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 6 Aug 1862 at Chicago and mustered there on 21 Aug 1862. Private. Absent sick since 16 Jul 1863 at St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (ILSA reel 7 p59)

NELSON, Thomas

IL 47th Inf Co C Re-organized. Residence: Not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Soldier. Age 26. Blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 22 Feb 1864 at Black River, Mississippi. Mustered 7 Mar 1864 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Private. Transferred to Company H. Promoted to Corporal. Discharged from the service 13 Nov 1865 per War Department special order 599. Sources: (ILSA reel 17 p50)

NELSON, Thomas

WI 22nd Inf Co G. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 31. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, ruddy complexion, 5’7”. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 13 Mar 1865 at Green Bay, Wisconsin, as a substitute for Andrew P. Jones. Enrollment credited to Little Wolf, Waupaca County. Private. Never joined the Regimental Permanent Garrison of Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered out 24 Jun 1864. Sources: (WHS red book vol 27)

NELSON, Thomas

WI Lt Arty 4th Battery. Residence: Caledonia, Racine County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Private. On 30 May 1862, he was reported to have been temporarily attached to Company D of the Fourth U. S. Artillery. On 30 Sep 1863, he is shown as being in the U.S. General Hospital at Hampton, Virginia. Re-enlisted as a veteran for three years on 28 Jan 1864 at Portsmouth. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 233-2,8; red book vol 5)

NELSON, Thomas

WI 45th Inf Co E. Residence: Cambridge, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 2 Jan 1828 at Midthun Farm, Hardanger, Norway. Civil War: Age 37. Farmer. Married. Gray eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years as First Sergeant at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there. Discharged from WI 3rd Inf, on 4 Feb 1865 so that he could on 8 Feb 1865 accept a commission as Second Lieutenant in Company B of the Wisconsin 45th Infantry. Promoted from Second Lieutenant to First Lieutenant of Company E of the Wisconsin 45th Infantry on 6 Mar 1865. Post war: Married Sigvor Anfinsdatter Prestegaard. On 22 Aug 1891, the War Department informed the Wisconsin Adjutant General that it considered Nelson to have held a commission in the 45th, Company F as Second Lieutenant from 3 Feb 1865 and as First Lieutenant from 27 Feb 1865. Died 26 May 1905 in London, Wisconsin, in 1905. Buried at Willerup Methodist Cemetery, Cambridge, Wisconsin; stone reads “2 Jan 1828 – 26 May 1905”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 183-6; red book vol 50) (Ulvestad p256) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Naeseth ’45-112)

NELSON, Thomas A.

IL 141st Inf Co K. Civil War: Post war: Buried at Queen Ann, Woodstock, Illinois. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg)

NELSON, Thomas H.

WI 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at Natchez, Mississippi. At time of his re-enlistment he gave his residence as Albion, Dane County, Wisconsin. Wounded severely on 19 Jun 1864 near Kenesaw, Georgia. Post war: A veteran by this name, living at Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, in July 1881 was granted a pension of $8 a month because of a gun shot wound to his left thigh, which resulted in varicose veins. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-14,15; red book vol 17, p134) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota)

NELSON, Thomas H.

From Nedre Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Revillo, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p313)

NELSON, Thor

IA 23rd Inf Co B. Residence: Des Moines, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Enlisted 21 Aug 1862. Mustered 21 Aug 1862. Private. Mustered out 26 Jul 1865, Harrisburg, Texas. Sources: (ISW-III p746)

NELSON, Thorsten

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Scandinavia, Wisconsin. Dead (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p313)

NELSON, Thorsten

IA 1st Cav Co K. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born 19 Sep 1844 in Hadeland, Norway. Came to America with his parents in 1854, to Decorah, Winneshiek County. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 4 Jan 1864. Mustered 4 Jan 1864. Private. Mustered out 15 Feb 1866, Austin, Texas. Post war: He was married in January 1866 to Julia Gulickson. Nine children. They came to Trondhjem Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, in 1870. In 1907, they moved into the nearby town of Rothsay. He died 20 Dec 1924 at Noonan, North Dakota, while visiting several of his children who lived there. He was buried in South Immanuel Lutheran churchyard in Trondhjem Township. Sources: (ISW-IV p144) (Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Weekly Jouirnal, 23 Apr 1880) (Obituary, The Rothsay, Minnesota, Enterprise, 25 Dec 1924, p 1) (Otter Tail County Historical Society) “Nelson, Torsten” “Nilson, Torsten”

NELSON, Tollef

WI 3rd Inf Co F. Residence: Irving, Jackson County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 27. Blue eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Drafted, Sixth district of Wisconsin. Enrolled for one year on 23 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 9 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 12-2: red book vol 9 p128) “Nielson, Toller”

NELSON, Torkel

Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Kenyon, Minnesota. (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p313)

NELSON, Tosten

WI 47th Inf Co D. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born “Tosten Nilsen Quien” on 15 Mar 1826 at Vang, Valdres, Norway. Married to Sidsel Gullicksdatter. He, his wife and seven children came to America in April 1861. Two children born in America. Civil War: Farmer. Age 39. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 23 Jan 1865 at Scandinavia. Mustered 10 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Discharged from the service for sickness (tuberculosis) on 4 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Post war: Moved to Mayville, North Dakota, in the 1880s. Died 18 Jun 1887 at Mayville. Buried in Mayville Cemetery. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 188-5; red book vol 52) (Letter Marwin Wrolstad, Scandinavia, Wisconsin) (e-mail, Marwin Wrolstad, received 16 Feb 1999) (“Stener, the Sheriff from Telemark”, by Harold Wenaas, Great Falls, Montana; p42,43) (Lester Peterson, Rosholt, Wisconsin) “Kvien, Tosten Nelson” “Kvie, Tosten Nilsen”

NELSON, William

TX 11th Cav Co B. CSA. Born about 1832 in Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war on 4 Aug 1862 at Sabine Pass, Jefferson County, Texas. Private. Assigned to gunboat Uncle Ben in Sabine Pass Harbor from 14 Jan 1863 until sometime in April 1863. Given extra duty as ferryman at Sabine Pass from 18 Sep 1863 ubntil Nov 1864. Post war: Was known to be living in 1900. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)

NELSON, William B.

WI 31st Inf Co C. Residence: Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 22. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Dodgeville. Mustered 9 Oct 1862 at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 20 Jun 1865 near Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 145-14; red book vol 36)

NELSON, William H.

Residence: Rapid City, South Dakota. Spanish-American War: Sergeant. Sources: (Ulvestad p260)