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Philip Meade NelsonRoster ID 2518
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1865|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Philip Meade Nelson, Class of 1865: Born- January 20, 1844. Matriculated from Martinsville, Va At VMI 1 year (entered as a 5th year freshman). Military Record: Enlisted at Richmond June 3, 1862 for 3 years as Private, Company D, 3rd Virginia Cavalry. Severely Wounded in Action (probably at Brandy Station). Absent sick March-April 1864. On May 11, 1865 list of POWs surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina. Took oath at Salisbury, North Carolina June 13, 1865 when he listed residence as Rowan County, North Carolina. Post War Career: Farmer. Died- Livingston, Alabama July 16, 1919.|