AUSTIN, Nelson

WI Hv Arty 1st Reg Co H. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born 9 Feb 1827 in Norway. Came to Wisconsin in early 1850s. Married to Gunnell. Civil War: Farmer. Age 38. Married. Hazel eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion, 5’4½”. Enlisted for one year on 31 Aug 1864 at Green Bay, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Mustered out 26 Jun 1865. Post war: Farmed near Winchester. He died 10 Mar 1912 and was buried next to his wife in Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Winchester. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 245-9. red book vol 6) (Civil War Veterans of Winnebago County, Wisconsin” by David A. Langkau)

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