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Federal (USV)


John Balch Nelson

(1839 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old resident of Newburyport, MA, he enrolled at Corporal, Company B, 35th Massachusetts Infantry, and mustered in August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in action on South Mountain.

The rest of the War

He was assigned as Clerk at 1st Division Headquarters, Ninth Army Corps, and discharged for disability on 3 March 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Carruth1. Details from George William Creasey's The City of Newburyport in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 (1903). Son of Jeremiah Nelson (1769-1838) who was a member of the US House of Representatives 1805-07, 1815-25, 1831-33.


01/03/1839; Newburyport, MA


Date not known


1   Carruth, Sumner, and others of the Committee of the Regimental Association, History of the Thirty-Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1865, Boston: Mills, Knight & Company, 1884, Roster, pg. 12  [AotW citation 15049]