George A. Nelson is a son of Franklin and Rachel (Smith) Nelson, the former is deceased, the latter is still spared. He was united in marriage, April, 1866, in Harrison Co., Ind., to Anna M. Lone who was born in that county, Feb. 6, 1845. Her father, Thomas Lone is deceased, but her mother, whose maiden name was Susannah (Shuck) is still spared. By this marriage, there are four children, born in the order her given: Sarah L., Nellie G., George W. and Thomas F. Comrade Nelson was engaged in farming when the late Civil war began and he was enrolled July 22, 1861, as a private in Co. B, 3d Ind. Cav., at Corydon, Ind. In the spring of 1863, while unable to work, he was detailed to duty as a hospital nurse, serving in this capacity for three months. June 12, 1864, he was wounded at the battle of Chickahominy River by gunshot in left leg below the knee; in consequence of this wound, he was cared for in hospital at Old Pt. Comfort, Va., remaining there until honorably discharged Aug. 22, 1864, at expiration of time. He took part in the battles of Poolville, Middletown, South Mt., Antietam, Martinsburg Union, Upperville, Barbers Cross Roads, Little Washington, Fredericksburg, Beverly Ford, Williamsport, Boonsboro, Funktown, Brandy Station, Culpeper C. H., Bealton Station, Cold Harbor, Yellow Tavern, Chickamoniny River and others equally important. His father served in the War of 1812 and his mother now draws a widow’s pension. He had two brothers in the service, Isaac in Co. C, 17th Ind. Mtd. Inf., was wounded on Wilson’s Raid and Reuben in 144th Ind. V.I. His wife also had two brothers in service, Henry in 18th Ind. Cav., was wounded at Stone River and died from wounds, and George in 13th Ind. Cav. Comrade Nelson is Sergt. of Georgetown Post, 582, he is a farmer by occupation and his address is Georgetown, Ind.
From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II
H.H. Hardesty, Publisher
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Copyright 2004 by Sharon Pike