NELSON, Erick

WI 43rd Inf Co I. Residence: Vermont, Dane County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Dunkirk, Dane County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 33. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 31 Aug 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 12 Sep 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Sergeant. Mustered out with his company on 24 Jun 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Romness, Griggs County, North Dakota, and was suffering from rheumatism. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 178-10; red book vol 48; blue book 49) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59) (WPA North Dakota Historical Data Project)

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