JOHNSON, Nels J.

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 23. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 25 Oct 1861 at Oconomowoc, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 10 Dec 1861. Designated Corporal on 1 Jan 1862, and promoted to Sergeant on 1 Dec 1862. Assigned to military police duty with the Brigade on 19th and 20th of June, 1863. Wounded at Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863, and sent to Nashville, Tennessee. Was absent from D Company on recruiting duty 21 and 28 Nov 1863. Was post commander at Strawberry Plains in March 1864. Was acting Sergeant Major at Whiteside, Tennessee. Transferred 20 Nov 1864 to the Regimental Staff at Whiteside and promoted to Sergeant Major, effective from 15 Oct 1864. He is entered on the Roll of Honor of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps. Post war: He lived at Austin, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 78-1,3; red book vol 20 p4,56) (Buslett p448) (Ager p277, photo; p290; p301) (Ulvestad p260,298)

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