|Birth||July 18, 1842|
|Death||Aug. 28, 1923|
|Unit||2nd Nebraska Cavalry, Company I|
Private Nelson Feauto
Company I, 2nd Nebraska Cavalry
Feauto (also spelled Feateau and Feanteau) was born in Iowa on July 18, 1842. He enlisted in the regiment on November 10, 1862. He was mustered on December 17, 1862 and served about 1 year with the outfit. He was mustered out on December 23, 1863.
The 2nd Nebraska Cavalry was organized in the Fall of 1863 with the intended purpose of the defending the Nebraska Territory from Indian uprisings. In the spring of 1863 8 of the 12 companies were assigned to the Dakota Territory for action against the Santee Sioux. The culmination of the campaign was the Battle of Whitestone Hill on September 3, 1863 in present day Dickey County, North Dakota. The battle was the biggest and bloodiest ever fought on North Dakota soil.
Feauto died on August 28, 1923 at the age of 81 years. He is buried in the Rosehill Cemetery in Emerson (Dixon County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Weaver Post (#185) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Emerson.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.