NELSON, Peter A.

WI 19th Inf Co B. Residence: Racine, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Musician. Unmarried. Age 18. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 4’8”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Feb 1862 at Racine. Mustered 4 Mar 1862. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Norfolk, Virginia. Re-mustered 31 Aug 1862 at Portsmouth, Virginia. Bounty $100. Transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 97-15,17; red book vol 24)