NELSON, Isaac

WI 27th Inf Co H. Born in Bergen Parish, Norway, 24 Feb 1847. Came to America in 1854 with his parents. Settled in Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at Richmond, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Mustered 21 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $300, $120 still due at muster out. Recruit. Private. Joined the 27th Regiment on 20 Feb 1864; assigned to Company H the next day. On 11 Sep 1864, he was assigned to the ambulance corps. On 10 Mar 1865, he is shown as detailed as Orderly at Regimental Headquarters. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: He took name “Erik N. Falk”, and he enrolled at Rush Medical College in Chicago, becoming an M.D. in 1870. He eventually established a practice in Caledonia, Traill County, North Dakota. In 1885, he established the “Traill County Times” newspaper. In 1886, he became postmaster of Caledonia. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-13,17; 130-10, 131-5,14; red book vol 32) (Grimsrud) “Falk, Eric”

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