WI 13th Inf Co G. Residence: Avon, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6½”. Volunteer. Enlisted for three years on 15 Feb 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Bounty $302. Mustered there the same day. Private. Captured by the enemy 31 Dec 1864 at Paint Rock Bridge, Alabama. Discharged from the service 6 Jun 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-14; red book vol 18, p142) “Nelson, John”