NELSON, L. M.

WI 6th Inf Co C. Residence: Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Jun 1861 at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Mustered 16 Jul 1861 at Madison. Private. Took part in the battles of Gainesville, Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Mine Run, Spottsylvania, Northanna, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. Re-enlisted as a veteran 28 Feb 1864. Promoted to Corporal 9 Jun 1865. Mustered out 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 11 p60)

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