Albert  Nelson

Albert Nelson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Albert Nelson
Birth Name
Other Names Milson
Lived ca. 1838 - 4 Aug 1863
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Stoughton, Dane County, WI
Company at Enlistment B
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 16 Nov 1861
Cause of Death Disease
Death Location Winchester, Franklin County, TN

Andrew Nelson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company B. The men of the company called themselves the "Wergeland Guards" in honor of Henrik Wergeland, the famous Norwegian writer and poet.

The army listed Nelson as living in Stoughton, Dane County, WI, born in Norway, age, 23, and unmarried. He worked as a laborer, had blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, and stood 5’7”. He enlisted for three years on October 17, 1861 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on November 16, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He died of disease in hospital at Winchester, TN on August 4, 1863.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-4,15; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.32,34; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.391; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.311; Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol I & II, compiled under direction of the Adjutant General, Madison, WI, 1886, p.809; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.296.

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