ERICKSEN, Nels

WI 46th Inf Co E. Residence: Palmyra, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Whitewater, Walworth County. Born in Palmyra. His parents were from Voss, Norway. Civil War: Age 17. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for one year on 8 Feb 1865 at Palmyra, and mustered 21 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Musician: Fifer. Mustered out with this company on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Post war: Lived in Toronto, South Dakota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-21; red book vol 51) (Ulvestad p279) “Erickson, Nelson”

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