NELSON, John A.

WI 24th Inf Co H. Residence: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Married. Sailor. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Aug 1862 at Milwaukee and mustered there the next day. Private. Transferred to Naval Department 3 May 1864. Engaged at Perryville. Taken prisoner at Stone’s River. Rejoined this company on 10 Jun 1863. Engaged at Chickamauga, Mission Ridge and Dandridge. Sources: (WHS red book vol 29)

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