NELSON, Christian C.

WI 11th Inf Co K. Residence: Clayton, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 25. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 6’. Enlisted for three years on 25 Sep 1861 at Neenah, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Took part in General Curtis’ Arkansas campaign in 1862. Promoted to Corporal 25 Jul 1862. Took part in General Davidson’s Missouri campaign in 1863, and General Grant’s Mississippi Campaign in 1863. Was in the battles of Port Gibson 1 May 1863, Champion Hills, 16 May 1863, Big Black River Bridge 17 May 1863. Wounded in the assault on Vicksburg 22 May 1863. Took part in an expedition to Texas in 1863. Promoted to Sergeant 10 Feb 1864. Died in a hospital at New Orleans, Louisiana, 10 Oct 1864. “A good soldier”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 52-12; red book vol 16, p204)