NELSON, Gilbert

WI 53rd Inf Co B. Residence: Ettrick, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Born 1 Feb 1824 in Valders, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 44. Blue eyes, brown hair, sandy complexion, 5’9¾”. Enlisted for one year on 22 Mar 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out 25 Jul 1865 from the post hospital at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Post war: Died at age 77 of pneumonia on 17 Mar 1902 at Volga, South Dakota, and is buried in the Lutheran Cemetery there. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 201-3,6) (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Brookings County)