MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co D. Born 5 Jan 1836 Grindheim (Moster in Bømlo), Mosteroen, Bergens Diocese, Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Mustered 16 Oct 1862. Private. Served in Indian and Civil Wars. Served in the 1st Minnesota Cavalry with his brothers, Hans (John), Peter and Christian. Mustered out 4 Nov 1863. Post war: Nils lived in the neighborhood of Brooten, Minnesota. Died 8 Apr 1912 in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota. Sources: (MCIW p530) (Ulvestad p322) (Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed 22 June 2023), memorial page for Nels Peterson (5 Jan 1836–8 Apr 1912), Find a Grave Memorial ID 153061496) (email, Roald Sjursen, 20 Jun 2023) “Petersen, Nils” “Peterson, Nels”