WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Martell, Pierce County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 37. Married. Gray eyes, light brown hair, dark complexion, 5’4”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 3 Nov 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. Joined Company B on 5 Dec 1864. Took part in the battles of Gravelly Run, Virginia, 31 Mar 1865, and Five Forks, Virginia, 1-2 Apr 1865. Was at the surrender of General Lee’s army. Discharged from the service 14 Jul 1865 at Jeffersonville, Indiana. Sources: (WHS red book vol 11 p46) “Nelson, Lewis”