NELSON, Benjamin J.

IN 12th Cav Co A. Born 4 Aug 1842 in Helsinborg, Sweden. Civil War: Entered service on 15 Dec 1863 at Laporte, Indiana. Corporal. Discharged 23 Sep 1865 at Jackson, Mississippi. Post war: Died of heart failure at age 82 on 25 May 1924 at Onida, South Dakota. Buried there in Onida Cemetery, 3rd addition, lot 1, block 153, grave 4. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Sully County)

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