WI 3rd Inf Co F. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’ 5”. Substitute. Enrolled for one year on 29 Aug 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin, as a substitute for W. Irving Hartshorn of Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin. Mustered at Janesville the same day. Private. Engaged in the siege of Savannah, Chesterfield, Robertsville, South Carolina; Aversville, Bentonville, North Carolina. Discharged from the service 8 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 19; 259-13; red book vol 9 p126) “Nilson, Nils”