NEILSON, Nels

WI 4th Cav Co A. Born in Norway. Civil War: Mechanic. Age 24. Unmarried. Gray eyes, light brown hair, florid complexion, 5’7¾”, Enlisted for three years on 23 Apr 1861 at Whitewater, Wisconsin. Mustered 2 Jul 1861 at Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Deserted 24 May 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Went to Wisconsin on furlough and failed to return at expiration of furlough. Sources: (WHS red book vol 4a p30)

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