WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 27. Unmarried. Enlisted 20 Oct 1861 at Scandinavia, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 20 Dec 1861. Private. Was on sick leave in Waupaca in July 1863. Was with the provisions transport from Stevenson, Alabama, in September 1863. Sick in hospital at Chattanooga, Tennessee, in October 1863. Served at Brigade Headquarters for a time in 1864. Sick in Chattanooga in July 1864. Mustered out with I Company at Chattanooga on 10 Feb 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11; red book vol 20 p132) (Buslett p601) (Ager p281, photo; p315) “Nysveen, Johan Nilsen”