NILSEN, Hans J.

WI 8th Inf Co K. Residence: Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Laurdal, Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted for three years on 16 Sep 1861 at Racine and mustered on 17 Sep 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Was in battles at Frederickstown, Missouri, 21 Oct 1861; New Madrid, Missouri, and Mississippi River Island No. 10 during April 1862; Farmington, Mississippi, 9 May 1862, and Corinth, Mississippi, 25 May 1862. Discharged from the service for disability 13 Oct 1862 at St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (WHS red book vol 13, p188)

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