Neilson, Jens C.

Rank: Blacksmith

Unit: F Co, 2d Cavalry

Enlisted: September 11, 1897 in Fort Riley, Kansas. He was 27 yrs 9 mos.

Hometown: Svendborg, Denmark

Occupation prior to enlistment: Laborer

Campaign: Spanish American War

Died: 17 July 1898

Cause of death: Yellow fever

Location of fatality: San Juan Hill or San Juan de Miyares, Cuba