WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Hamburg, Bad Ax county. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 16. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 25 Aug 1862 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Detached to 8th Wisconsin Battery since 29 Jul 1863, by order of Col. H. C. Heg. Transferred to the Wisconsin 24th Infantry in December 1864. Transferred to Company H at Whiteside, Tennessee, and then to the 24th Infantry on 13 Feb 1865. Discharged 22 Jun 1865. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Elroy, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-15; red book vol 20 p76) (TAR) (Buslett p489) (South Dakota Historical collections, vol XVI, publ 1932, p377) (Hedberg) “Nilson, Nils”.