PETERSON, Nels

WI 30th Inf Co D. Residence: Martell, Pierce County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 37. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Martell. Mustered 21 Oct 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sick 26 Nov 1864 at Quincy, Illinois. Mustered out 13 May 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Post war: He was granted a pension of $8 a month because of chronic diarrhea and chronic hepatitis. He died at Martell, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 140-13; red book vol 35) (Larsen p57) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.)

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