WALLS, Nelson

WI 8th Inf Co K. Residence: Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 12 Sep 1861 at Racine and mustered 17 Sep 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. On 15 Oct 1861, he was arrested as a deserter from Company D of the Illinois 39th Infantry Regiment and held at Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri, he having been duly mustered into service in that company in August 1861. Sources: (WHS red book vol 13 p192)