EINER, Nils

WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Emigrated with his parents to Quebec, Canada in 1855 when he was thirteen years old. They settled in Dane County, Wisconsin near Stoughton. Civil War: Farm laborer. Age 21. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 8 Nov 1861 in Dane County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Feb 1862. Private. Wounded at Stone’s River, Tennessee, Dec 1862, and sent to hospital at Nashville, Tennessee, until May 1863. Missing in action at the Battle of Chickamauga, 20 Sep 1863. He had been captured by the enemy and sent to Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia. Also held at Danville, Andersonville, Charleston, and Florence prisons. On 18 Nov 1863, he was reported “gained from missing in action”. Paroled in December 1864. Mustered out as “Nils Einarson” at Madison, Wisconsin, 5 Jul 1865 per date of 20 Apr 1865. Post war: Purchased his father’s farm 6 April 1866 in Greenwood Township, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Married Betsey Johnson in 1869. Sold the farm in 1911 and lived in Hillsboro, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Moved to Stoughton, Wisconsin in April 1911. Died on 12 January 1913 in Stoughton, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-10; red book vol 11 p44, vol 20 p124) (Buslett p557) (Ulvestad p277) (Ager p309) (Hedberg) ancestry.com) (email, Lois Harr, 3 Sep 2013) “Einarson, Nils” “Einarson, Niels” “Nelson, Nels Einar”

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