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Federal (USV)


Adolphus I. Nelson

(1845 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 16, giving his age as 18, he enlisted in Potter County on 16 October 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company G, 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry on 29 October in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Card File,1 which says only that he was "not accounted for" on the Company muster-out roll; he's listed as Adolph I. Nelson. His death at Antietam from a notice in the Potter County Journal of 24 September 1862 found in Victor L. Beebe's History of Potter County, Pennsylvania (1934).

More on the Web

See more about Nelson and his family in a post by genealogist Janice Gates on Applegate Genealogy.




09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23242]