NELSON, Nicholas M.

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 22 Mar 1847 in Christiania, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”, medium build. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Christiania. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: Married to Mary ?. Died at age 70 of Bright’s Disease on 3 Aug 1917 at Presho, South Dakota. Buried in Norwegian Luther of Medicine Valley Cemetery at Presho, lot 24, block 1, grave 6. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10, 130-10, 131-14) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Lyman County) “Nelson, Nicholi”