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|E||26th MVI||Private; enl. Sept. 5, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864||died of disease, May 7, 1865, Washington, D.C.||Littleton [credit Acton]||operative||
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||26th MVI||July 31, 1865||Mother||103 986||86 463||Julia F. Nelson|
|Date||May 7, 1865|
|Burial||National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. (Roll of Honor, 1:159)|
One of three brothers who served in the army (pension file).
Darius H.C. Nelson, age 18, a farm laborer, born in New Hampshire, is recorded in the 1860 census as an inhabitant of Manchester Ward 2, Hillsborough, N.H., in the household of Julia F. Nelson, age 45. Also in the household were the two brothers who also served in the war, Sylvester Nelson, age 17, and Albert F. Nelson, age11. ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
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