WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born 11 Apr 1819, the son of Nils Larson and Britha Jacobsdatter Nyhus. Married to Kari Mikelsdatter. Civil War: Age 43. Married. Enlisted for three years on 5 Nov 1861 at Waterford, Wisconsin. Mustered 2 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Died of disease at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 23 Jun 1862. Buried at Mississippi River National Cemetery near Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-5, 77-3; red book vol 20 p 48) (Buslett p423) (Ulvestad p313) (Ager p299) “Nelson, Jacob”