Private Eli Nelson

Fifth Iowa Volunteer Cavalry

Private Eli Nelson was born in Pennsylvania and resided in Jackson County Iowa when he enlisted on February 14, 1864 in Company D of the Fifth Iowa Cavalry. The Official Roster does not record any of the details of his service, but he remained with the regiment for the remainder of its existence. He mustered out with his companions on August 8, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.

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