Nelson, James K.

Rank: Private

Unit: K Co, 2d Dragoons

Enlisted: October 1, 1857 in New York, New York. He was 25.

Hometown: Truro, Nova Scotia

Occupation prior to enlistment: Druggist

Campaign: Plains Indian War (pre Civil War)

Died: 14 May 1848

Cause of death: Consumption

Location of fatality: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Territory,