JOHNSON, Nels

WI 45th Inf Co E. Residence: Hampton, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Madison, Dane County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 7 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Post war: Moved from Minnesota to Steele County, Dakota Territory, in June 1881. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 183-6; red book vol 50) (1885 Census, Dakota Territory).

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