WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: New Glarus, Green County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 40. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 1 Nov 1861 in Dane County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Primrose, Dane County. Mustered 8 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Left sick in hospital at Iuka, Mississippi, on 20 Aug 1862. Died there of disease on 31 Aug 1862. Buried in National Cemetery at Corinth, Mississippi. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-7, 77-8; red book vol 20 p76) (TAR) (Buslett p489) (Ager p305) “Nielson, John” “Nelson, John”