NELSON, James J.

WI 42nd Inf Co A. Residence: Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Druggist. Age 18. Unmarried. Blue eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted for one year on 16 Aug 1864 at Waupaca. Mustered 1 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Mustered out 2 Jun 1865. Post war: Buried at Amherst, Wisconsin; stone reads “1846 – 1931”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 176-2,14; red book vol 47) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

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