NELSON, John

WI 22nd Inf Co B. Residence: Newark, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 18. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8¾”. Enlisted for three years on 13 Aug 1862 at Beloit, Wisconsin. Mustered 4 Sep 1862 at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin. Private. “Never absent from the command.” Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 111-14; red book vol 27) (Letter written by soldier Thomas Simonson, see him, translated by Dorothy Simonson Sanders, 1986, publ. in “Numedalslagets Aarbog”, p 56)

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