Nelson King, 5th Vermont

Infantry, Company "A"

Enfield Rifle

Nelson King

Nelson King enlisted in the 5th Vermont Infantry, Company "A", on December 24th, 1863, and was honorable discharged on September 13th, 1864. Wounds received during the Civil War include guns shot wounds of the left ear and left elbow. Nelson is the brother of Lucy Ann King (Lucier), Gilbert Lucier's wife, and Clara Belle King (Lucier), my great-grandmother.

Civil War Service Record:

Enlisted as a Private on 24 December 1863
Enlisted in Company A, 5th Infantry Regiment Vermont on 30 December 1863
Wounded on 05 May 1864
Wounded on 03 June 1864
Deserted on 13 September 1864 (see Note)

Source: Roster of Vermont Volunteers During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66. (VTRoster) Published in 1892

Note - An act of Congress (Senate Bill 402, 72nd Congress) approved March 3, 1933 provides "That in the administration of any laws conferring rights, privileges, and benefits upon honorably discharged soldiers, Nelson King, who was a member of Company A, Fifth Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry, shall hereafter be held and considered to have been honorably discharged from the military service of the United States as a private of that organization on the 13th day of September, 1864; provided, that no bounty, back pay, pension, or allowance shall be held to have accrued prior to passage of this act."