LARSON, Nels

WI 35th Inf Co F. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Telemark, Norway, in 1827, son of a shoemaker. Came to America in 1851. Married in 1853 to Christine Olsdatter. Six children, Ole, Louise, Louis, Nels, Caroline, Andrew, all born in Wisconsin. Civil War: Brick maker. Age 37. Black eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 6’. Enlisted for three years on 20 Jan 1864 at Christiania. Mustered 30 Jan 1864 at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty paid $60 (a portion of amount due). Private. Mustered out 15 Mar 1866 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: Nels Larson later moved to Eglon township, Clay County, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 157-8; red book vol 40) (email, Jeen M. Ruff <jmbr43@uslink.net> quoting “The Northern, Minnesota Book” p865)

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