NELSON, George I.

WI 11th Inf Co A. Residence: Black Earth, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Unmarried. Brown eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’10½”. Enlisted for 3 years on 29 Mar 1864 at Black Earth, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Racine, Racine County. Mustered 12 Apr 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Recruit. Private. Engaged in the siege of Blakely, Alabama, and the assault on the works 9 Apr 1865. Mustered out with regiment at Mobile, Alabama, 4 Sep 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 52-13; red book vol 16, p20)