EIDE, Nels J.

WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: New Glarus, Green County, Wisconsin. Born at Voss, Norway about 1838. Came to America in the late 1850s. Civil War: Age 24. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 10 Feb 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 13 Feb 1862. Private. Promoted to Corporal 1 Jul 1862. Seriously wounded at Stone’s River, Tennessee, and sent to a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, 31 Dec 1862. Wounded at Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863, and sent to hospital; then sent north. Assigned to Veterans Reserve Corps, 25 Mar 1864. Post war: Married in 1866 to Ingeborg Eillingsen. He taught school at Big Canoe, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Died relatively young and was buried at Big Canoe Church Cemetery, near Decorah, Winneshiek County. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-10; red book vol 20 p112) (Buslett p557) (Ulvestad 262) (DGA) (Ager p309) (Quiner p 621, 625) (Winneshiek County Marriage Records) (Gjertveit) (Naeseth) (Hedberg) “Eide, Nils Jakobson”

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