NELSON, Peter J.

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Shoemaker. Age 21. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Feb 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Mar 1864 at Camp Randall, Madison. Bounty $300, $120 still due at muster out. Private. Joined H Company on 21 Apr 1864 at Camden, Arkansas, from the recruiting depot at Madison. Promoted to Corporal 4 Jun 1864. Installment payment of bounty $40. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-13,19; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32)