NELSON, John

IL 16th Cav Co G. Residence: Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois. Born in Middlefodt (?), Norway. Civil War: Tailor. Age 34. Unmarried. Blue eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 20 May 1863 at Springfield, Illinois. Mustered the next day at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Removed from division while sick at Nashville, Tennessee. Mustered out 19 Aug 1865 at Nashville. No discharge furnished. Sources: (ILSA reel 15 p78)

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