On information received from Jim Waid a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Camp # 8 (SUVCW)
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017
Recently a friend of ours, Ida May Hiemke, passed away. Her daughter, Rita Hale, gave us an old book.
This book, A Photo Album of the Past, Pioneer Scenes and Portraits from Central Wisconsin, by Malcolm & Margaret Rosholt, included the photo of Lt. Nels Anderson who
was commissioned a Lieutenant in Co. D. 47th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
Lt. Anderson served from 11 February 1865 to 18 June 1865 at which time he resigned. Should you desire further information please feel free to contact me.
Jim Waid-Member Camp # 8 (SUVCW
Further information from the book: Nels emigrated from Kragero in southern Norway and settled in Jefferson Co., WI, later moving to Waupaca County.
He owned a Grist Mill in the Scandinavia area with partner Hans B. Pouse. Anderson took part in politics on the local level, and in 1879 was elected to the State Legislature as
an assemblyman. Later he left the business and politics and joined the Wisconsin 47th Vol. Regt. He is listed on the Causality List in the Regimental listings.
(No information about why)...Pete
Above 1st LT Nels Anderson: Note his beautiful sword.
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