HELGERSON, Nels O.

WI 16th Inf Co H. Born 1844 in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 18. Gray eyes, light brown hair, dark complexion, 5’4½”. Enrolled for one year on 13 Feb 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, as a substitute for Jas. McKarky, New Lisbon, Juneau County, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Joined the regiment at Goldsboro, North Carolina, in April 1865. Marched to Washington DC. Mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky, 12 July 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 80-18; red book vol 21 p172) (South Dakota Historical collections, vol XVI, publ 1932, p335)

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