|Name at Enlist||Edgar R. Nelson|
|Other Names||Edgar A. Nelson|
|Lived||ca. 1844 -|
|Residence at Muster-In||Beloit, Rock County, WI|
|Company at Enlistment||G|
|Rank at Enlistment||Private|
|Muster Date||13 Dec 1861|
Edgar R. Nelson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers."
The army listed Nelson as living in Beloit, Rock County, WI, age 17, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 26, Oct 1861 at Beloit, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 13, 1861 as a Private (Menig). Nelson was discharged from the service for disability due to disease at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 13, 1862.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.102; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.539; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.312.