NELSON, Swain H.

IN 46th Inf Co A. Residence: Delphi, Indiana. Born 11 Nov 1827 in Ulvik, Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Carpenter. Hazel eyes, light hair, complexion light, 5’9½”. Enlisted for the duration of the war on 5 Oct 1861 at Delphi, Indiana. Mustered at Loganport, Indiana, on 1 Nov 1861. Private. Promoted to Corporal 31 Dec 1861. Left sick at Memphis, Tennessee, since 15 Jun 1862. Sent to hospital from Helena, Arkansas, 2 Aug 1862. Promoted to Sergeant on 20 Oct 1862. Died 23 May 1863 of wounds received in action in the battle of Champion Hills, Mississippi, on 16 May 1863. Sources: (Copies of military records, four letters written by soldier, photo; all held by Larry Nelson, Glenview, Illinois) “Nelson, Sven”

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