NELSON, Ole

IIL 7th Inf Co I. Residence: Springfield, Sagamon County, Illinois. Born in Christiania, Norway. Civil War: Cabinet maker. Unmarried. Age 33. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1861. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran Volunteer in Company I Consolidated (along with veterans of old companies C, G and I) on 22 Dec 1863 at Pulaski, Tennessee. Assigned as hospital steward and transferred on 18 Aug 1864. Sources: (ILSA reel 1 p 46, 48)

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