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Lieut Cleland Kinloch Nelson
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1842
Death: Feb. 22, 1922

Cleland K. Nelson

Residence was not listed; 19 years old.
Enlisted on 3/1/1862 at Bedford, VA as a Private.
On 3/1/1862 he mustered into "F" Co. VA 28th Infantry
(date and method of discharge not given)
He was listed as:
POW 4/6/1865 Sailor's Creek, VA
Confined 4/9/1865 Sandusky, OH
Oath Allegiance 6/19/1865 Sandusky, OH
(Released)
Promotions: 1st Lieut 3/15/1863
(Estimated day)
He also had service in: "G" Co. VA 2nd Cavalry
(Postwar roster only record of service in 2nd Cavalry)
He was described at enlistment as: 6' 1.0", fair complexion, grey eyes, sandy hair

born 9/2/1842 in Elk Hill, Bedford Co, VA
died 3/22/1922 in Peakland, near Lynchburg, VA
Father- Dr. Thomas Hugh Nelson of Albemarle Co. Va.; Mother- Sarah Alexander of Campbell Co. Va.
Married- Ellen C. Scott of Lynchburg, Va. on Nov. 6, 1872.

VMI Record:
Entered VMI- Jan. 15, 1861;
Left ca. Jun. or July 1861.

Civil War Record:
Served as Drill Master for VMI Corps of Cadets while stationed in Richmond, Va. before enlisting;
Enlisted Mar. 1, 1862 in Bedford. Co. Va. as Private for Co. F. 28th Va. Regiment;
Appointed 1st Lieut. April 28, 1862;
In hospital May- Jun. 1863;
Captured at Saylor's Creek Apr. 6, 1865;
Held at Johnson's Island, OH;
Relased on oath June 19, 1865.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Hugh Nelson (1807 - 1861)
  Sarah Ann Alexander Nelson (1812 - 1850)
 
 Spouse:
  Ella Scott Nelson (1852 - 1936)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas H. Nelson (1874 - 1906)*
  Charles Scott Nelson (1876 - 1943)*
  Cleland Kinloch Nelson (1883 - 1973)*
  John Francis Nelson (1893 - 1998)*
  Charlotte A. Nelson (1895 - 1896)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charlotte Simons Nelson (1834 - 1847)*
  Hugh Nelson (1836 - 1866)*
  John Alexander Nelson (1836 - 1863)*
  William Steptoe Nelson (1837 - 1905)*
  Eliza Kinloch Nelson Bowyer (1839 - 1880)*
  Cleland Kinloch Nelson (1842 - 1922)
  Helen Lewis Nelson Early (1844 - 1886)*
  Emily Nelson Dabney (1854 - 1897)**
  Edwin Matthews Nelson (1855 - 1905)**
  Frank Walker Nelson (1857 - 1910)**
  Cornelia Page Nelson Dabney (1859 - 1936)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Spring Hill Cemetery
Lynchburg
Lynchburg City
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Bev
Record added: Nov 12, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16620879
Lieut Cleland Kinloch Nelson
Added by: Darrell Landrum
 
Lieut Cleland Kinloch Nelson
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- Ron Stewart
 Added: Jan. 12, 2012
 
 
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