NELSON, William

TX 11th Cav Co B. CSA. Born about 1832 in Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war on 4 Aug 1862 at Sabine Pass, Jefferson County, Texas. Private. Assigned to gunboat Uncle Ben in Sabine Pass Harbor from 14 Jan 1863 until sometime in April 1863. Given extra duty as ferryman at Sabine Pass from 18 Sep 1863 ubntil Nov 1864. Post war: Was known to be living in 1900. Sources: (