WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Primrose, Wisconsin. Born in Christiansand, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10½”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Primrose. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Promoted to Corporal on 11 Feb 1864. Mustered put with Company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 129-10) “Nelson, John”