NELSON, Seward

IL 41st Inf Co C. Residence: Wapella, De Witt County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 23. Brown eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 5 Aug 1861 at Decatur, Illinois. Mustered there the same day. Private. Promoted to First Sergeant. Re-enrolled for three years on 6 Aug 1864. Commissioned First Lieutenant. Mustered out 20 Aug 1865 at Springfield, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p 11)