GRIMLAND, Nelson

TX 11th Inf Co E. CSA. Born “Niels Kittelsen Grimeland” on 4 Oct 1839 at Emli, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one years on 6 Feb 1862 at Canton, Texas. Private. Served as a hospital cook in the Confederate General Hospital in Tyler, Texas, from 4 May to 4 Jun 1862. Promoted to Sergeant on 12 Feb 1863. Records through Feb 1864 list him as Sergeant. A record dated Apr 1865 lists him as Private. Served as a regimental teamster from 19 Dec 1864 until Apr 1865. Post war: Died 20 Jan 1924 in Bosque County, Texas. Sergeant. Sources: (“Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces” by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (www.borgerkrigen.info)

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