Nicholas Gelan
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U.S./C.S.
Nicolas GERARD
Biography
Iowa
Co. D, 6th  Iowa Infantry
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Enlisted

Enlisted June 25, 1861. Mustered July 17, 1861.

Discharged

Discharged Jan. 15, 1863, Benton Barracks, Mo

Height

5, 7 / 5, 7

Complexion

Ruddy / Fair

Hairs

Sandy / Light

Eyes

Hazel / Hazel

Born

Hasselt

Biography :

residence Centerville at enlistment.

Enlisted twice in the US Army before the Civil War:
- 1st Infantry Co B in 1852, March 12: born Hasselt about 1826, a laborer, enlisted at Buffalo, discharged February 24, 1855, for "Ordinary Disability" at Fort Duncan, Texas, a Private.
a note: P.O.W. 232256 Oct 6/56 Juny 2/57
- 1st Cav C in 1858, Nov. 7: born Hasselt avout 1830, a laborer, enlisted at Fort Laevenworth; deserted Nov 18, 1858 from 2nd Inf. B

no other information found

a hint: a Joannes Nicolaus Gerard was born Hasselt on July 12, 1825 !

Sources :

Pension:

Name of soldier

Gerard Nicolais (alias Gelan, Nicholas)
Dependant Gerard Frances

Service

P. Co D 6 Reg't Iowa Inf.
enlisted July 10, 1862 Discharged Jan, 15, 1863

Date of filing

Class

Application n

Certificate

State filled

1884 May 6

Invalid

512531

to O W

 

1899 Feb 20

Widow

692226

487567

 Ala

 

 

 

 

 

Additional services C 1 b'n M. M. B. U.S. Vol. Cav.
Old War

Remarks

See O.W.  W. Rej. 25751,  O. W. file 434458, and. Ind. files 48868 
Died Oct 9, 1898