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NILSEN, ?

Residence: Clay County, South Dakota. He was a son of Peder Nilsen from Kristianssand, Norway. Indian War: Private. Served in Indian wars in the Dakota Territory. Killed. Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSEN, A.

From Kristiania (Oslo), Norway. Indian War: Private. Post war: Lived in Big Stone County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p313)

NILSEN, Agrim

From Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Madison, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p313)

NILSEN, Andrew

From Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Corporal. Post war: In 1907, he was living in Cambridge, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p264)

NILSEN, Carl

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

NILSEN, Edward

From Land, Norway. Civil War: Private. Died of Disease during the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p313)

NILSEN, Einar

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Menomonie, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p313)

NILSEN, Gulbrand

See RUDI, Gulbrand Nilsen

NILSEN, H.

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Ransom, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p313)

NILSEN, Halvor

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Fillmore County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p313)

NILSEN, Hans J.

WI 8th Inf Co K. Residence: Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Laurdal, Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted for three years on 16 Sep 1861 at Racine and mustered on 17 Sep 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Was in battles at Frederickstown, Missouri, 21 Oct 1861; New Madrid, Missouri, and Mississippi River Island No. 10 during April 1862; Farmington, Mississippi, 9 May 1862, and Corinth, Mississippi, 25 May 1862. Discharged from the service for disability 13 Oct 1862 at St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (WHS red book vol 13, p188)

NILSEN, Jacob

From Ringerike, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Colman, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p313)

NILSEN, Knud

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Story County, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p313)

NILSEN, Knud

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Dows, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p313)

NILSEN, Knud B.

WI 12th Inf. From Kragero, Norway. Civil War: Enrolled 18 Aug 1862. Mustered 9 Oct 1862. Private. Discharged from the service at Fort Goodhue, Minnesota, for disability 13 May 1863. Post war: Dead (before 1907). Sources: (MINN p471) (MCIW p478) (Ulvestad p313)

NILSEN, Lars

Residence: Raymond, Wisconsin. Civil War: Private. Died at Mississippi River Island No. 10, during the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSEN, Lars

From Biri, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Dead (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p313)

NILSEN, Lewis A.

Civil War: Private. Wounded in the Battle of Sayler’s Creek, Virginia on 6 Apr 1865, and died of his wounds. Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSEN, Magnus

From Tromso, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSEN, Mathias

WI. Residence: Lower Coon Valley, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Private. Sources: (“Coon Valley”, publ 1928 by Upper Coon Valley Norwegian Lutheran Church, Coon Valley, WI)

NILSEN, Mike

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived at Hatton, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSEN, Nils

From Aurum, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Corporal. Post war: Died in Amherst, Wisconsin (Before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p264)

NILSEN, Nils

From Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Closter, Nebraska. Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSEN, Nils J.

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived at Grafton, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSEN, Nils M.

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Spink County, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSEN, Odin

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived at Claresholm, Alberta, Canada. Sources: (Ulvestad p313)

NILSEN, Ole

From Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Spirit Lake, Iowa (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSEN, Ole

Civil War: Private. Flag bearer. Post war: Lived in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSEN, Ole

WI 12th Inf. Civil War: Private. Died in a hospital during the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSEN, Ole

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Story County, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSEN, Ole

Civil War: Private. Wounded in the Battle of Stone’s River, Tennessee [31 Dec 1862-2 Jan 1863]. Post war: Lived at Decorah, Winneshiek County Iowa. Married in 1866 to Martha Johnson. Sources: (Ulvestad p314) (Winneshiek County Marriage Records)

NILSEN, Ole

From Voss, Norway. Civil War: Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Post war: Died at Granite Falls, Minnesota, in 1898. Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSEN, Ole B.

From Mandal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Byron, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSEN, Peder

From Oslandet, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Dane County, Wisconsin. Dead (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSEN, Peder

From Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Emmet County, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSEN, T. B.

Residence: Valders, Wisconsin. From Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSEN, T. T.

From Lærdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Havana, Minnesota (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSEN, Theodor

Residence: Gills Pier, Michigan. From Todalen, Stangviks Prestegjeld, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSEN, Thrond

See ROGN, Thrond Nilsen

NILSEN, Torsten

From Hadeland, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Rothsay, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p314)

NILSON, Erick

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Green County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 29. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 24 Jan 1862 in Green County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Private. He was sick several times in various places. Died of disease in the general hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, on 9 Apr 1864. Buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville; section B, grave 50. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12; red book vol 20 p146) (Buslett p635) (Ager p318) (Ulvestad p311) “Nelson, Erick”

NILSON, Henry A.

WI 30th Inf Co A. Residence: Hudson, St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 33 Commissioned Second Lieutenant on 30 Oct 1862 at Hudson. Mustered on 11 Nov 1862. Commissioned First Lieutenant on 11 Apr 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 140-2; red book vol 35)

NILSON, Iver

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Married. Enlisted for three years on 11 Feb 1862 in Fillmore County and mustered at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin, the same day (?). Private. Left sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 11 Jun 1862. Was on Military Police duty on 27 Oct 1862. Taken prisoner at Stone’s River, Tennessee, 31 Dec 1862. Exchanged at St. Louis, Missouri, in 1863. Died of disease while at his home on furlough in Fillmore County, 16 Sep 1863. Buried in Highland Prairie Lutheran Cemetery, Bratsburg, Fillmore County. Headstone reads “Iver Nelson Weker, Co K, 15th Reg, Wis Vol, died 16 Sep 1863, age 26 years”. Post War: His widow, Guri Hanson, was living in Bratsberg in 1890. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12; red book vol 20 p146) (Buslett p635) (Ager p318) (KJR) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22) “Weker, Iver”

NILSON, James

MN 11th Inf Co C. Civil War: Enlisted 25 Aug 1864. Sergeant. Discharged 28 Jun 1865. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Sources: (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22)

NILSON, James K.

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Dover, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Genesee, 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, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 16 Mar 1864. Private. Joined I Company at McDonald’s Station, Tennessee, 26 Apr 1864. Sick in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 28 Jul 1864. Temporarily assigned to the Wisconsin 24th Infantry on 13 Feb 1865. Transferred to Company K of the Wisconsin 13th on 10 Jun 1865. Mustered out on 24 Nov 1865. Sources: (Buslett p600) (Ager p315) “Nelson, James K.”

NILSON, Johan

WI 5th Inf Co D. Residence: Angelo, Monroe County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 19. Blue eyes, light hair, flush complexion, 5’5¾”. Enlisted for one year on 28 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 176-13)

NILSON, John

MN 4th Inf Co D. Civil War: Enlisted 15 Jul 1864. Private. Discharged 15 Jun 1865. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Rushford, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Sources: (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22)

NILSON, John

WI 29th Inf Co K. Residence: Burnell, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Burnell. Mustered 27 Sep 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Promoted to Corporal on 13 Jul 1863. Mustered out 22 Jun 1865 at Shreveport, Louisiana. Sources: (WHS red book vol 34)

NILSON, John

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 27. Unmarried. Enlisted 20 Oct 1861 at Scandinavia, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 20 Dec 1861. Private. Was on sick leave in Waupaca in July 1863. Was with the provisions transport from Stevenson, Alabama, in September 1863. Sick in hospital at Chattanooga, Tennessee, in October 1863. Served at Brigade Headquarters for a time in 1864. Sick in Chattanooga in July 1864. Mustered out with I Company at Chattanooga on 10 Feb 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11; red book vol 20 p132) (Buslett p601) (Ager p281, photo; p315) “Nysveen, Johan Nilsen”

NILSON, John

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Primrose, Wisconsin. Born in Christiansand, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10½”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Primrose. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Promoted to Corporal on 11 Feb 1864. Mustered put with Company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 129-10) “Nelson, John”

NILSON, John

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: New Glarus, Green County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 40. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 1 Nov 1861 in Dane County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Primrose, Dane County. Mustered 8 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Left sick in hospital at Iuka, Mississippi, on 20 Aug 1862. Died there of disease on 31 Aug 1862. Buried in National Cemetery at Corinth, Mississippi. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-7, 77-8; red book vol 20 p76) (TAR) (Buslett p489) (Ager p305) “Nielson, John” “Nelson, John”

NILSON, Joshua

Civil War: Seaman. Enlisted Jan 1865. Private. Discharged from the service Aug 1865. Post war: He lived in Evansville, Douglas County, Minnesota. Sources: (DCHS 1890 Veterans Census card file) “Dahnheim, Olaf”

NILSON, Lauris

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Civil War: Age 24. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 21 Jan 1862 at Winneshiek County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Private. Left behind sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 11 Jun 1862. Sick in military hospital in Farmington in July 1862 and in Corinth, Mississippi. Discharged from the service for disability due to disease at St. Louis, Missouri, 2 Oct 1862. Post war: Married in 1865 to Anne Paulsen. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12; red book vol 20 p146) (Buslett p635) (Ager p318) (Ulvestad p314) (Winneshiek County Marriage Records) “Nilson, Lauritz”

NILSON, Lewis G.

See NELSON, Lewis G.

NILSON, Nels

IL 36th Inf Co F. Residence: Aurora, Kane County, Illinois. Born at Rulland, La Salle County, Illinois. Civil War: Farmer. Age 25. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’. Enlisted for three years on 9 Sep 1861 at Aurora. Mustered 12 Sep 1861 at Aurora. Private. Promoted to Corporal. Killed in the battle of Perryville, Kentucky, Oct 1862. Sources: (ILSA reel 3 p 71)

NILSON, Nils

WI 50th Inf Co F. Residence: Fort Howard, Brown County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 43. Blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 28 Feb 1865 at Green Bay, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 195-7)

NILSON, Nils

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Bath Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Born at Nordland, Norway. Wife Sarah (Sigrud). Two small children by 1860. Civil War: Age 36. Married. Enlisted for three years on 19 Dec 1861 in Freeborn County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Private. Died of disease in the regimental hospital in Edgefield Junction, Tennessee, on 15 Nov 1862. Buried at Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-12, 77-8; red book vol 20 p146) (Buslett p635) (Ager p318) (Ulvestad p312; p314) “Nelson, Nels”

NILSON, Nils

WI 49th Inf Co A. Residence: Leeds, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Cabinet maker. Age 23. Hazel eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 15 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 20 Feb 1865 at Madison. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 193-3,14,19) “Nielson, Niels”

NILSON, Nils J.

IL 139th Inf Co D. Civil War: Enlisted 22 May 1864. Private. Discharged 31 Oct 1864. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Canton, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Sources: (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22) [Unsure of name due to handwriting.]

NILSON, Ole

IA 6th Inf Co D. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born 7 Mar 1841 at Vang, Valders, Norway. Came to America in 1858. Civil War: Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Served three years. Post war: On 8 Dec 1865, he married Kari Skeim (Skaim). In 1878, they moved to Flom Township, Norman County, Minnesota. Later they moved to Moorhead, Minnesota, and still later to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Died 5 Jun 1914. Buried in Wild Rice Lutheran Cemetery. Sources: (“The Twin Valley Community Saga”, publ 1986) (“Flom Community Book”) (Ulvestad p312) “Odegaard, Ole”.

NILSON, Ole

MN 4th Inf Co H. Residence: Arandahl, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 32. Enrolled 15 Aug 1864. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service 12 Jun 1865. Sources: (MINN p213) (MCIW p237) (History of Fillmore County, vol 1, publ. 1912, p147) “Neilson, Ole”

NILSON, Peter

WI 12th Inf Co A. Residence: Martell, Pierce County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 24. Farmer. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 28 Oct 1861 at Prescott, Wisconsin. Mustered 30 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Died of disease on 27 Jan 1863 at Bolivar, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-15; red book vol 17, p18) (WLCW p62) (Love p1077) “Nelson, Peter”

NILSON, Peter

WI 50th Inf Co F. Residence: Fort Howard, Brown County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Farmer. Age 42. Blue eyes, red hair, ruddy complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 28 Feb 1865 at Green Bay, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Died in the post hospital at Fort Rice, Dakota Territory, on 16 Oct 1865, of “hemorhage of the bowels”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 195-7,15) (Love p1122)