Morning Oregonian, February 25, 1927
James Frederick Nelson.
Oregon City, Or., Feb. 24 – (Special) – James Frederick Nelson, commander of Meade Post No. 2, Grand Army of the Republic and ex-county assessor, who died at the family home at Mulino Sunday evening was buried with military honors today. Meade Post presided at the services at the Elks temple. Waldo Caufield post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, had charge of the services at the cemetery.
Mr. Nelson was born April 12, 1850, at Baribon, Wis., and when a lad of 14 years of age ran away from his home to enter the army during the civil war. He enlisted in 1864 and served throughout the war.
Mr. Nelson is survived by his widow and two children by a former marriage, Mrs. Lena Fordyce and Frederick Nelson of Los Angeles. Dr. Rose (Ross) Eaton of this city was his stepson.
Name: James F Nelson
Death Date: 20 Feb 1927
Death Place: Clackamas
Name: James F . Nelson
Regiment State/Origin: Wisconsin
Regiment: 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M559 roll 21
Name: James T Nelson
Enlistment Date: 2 Dec 1864
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Wisconsin
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company B, Wisconsin 3rd Cavalry Regiment on 20 Dec 1864 Mustered out on 08 Sep 1865.
Sources: Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion