ANDERSON, Peter

WI 31st Inf Co B. Residence: Wiota, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Born in Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 21. Farmer. Dark eyes, fair hair, fair complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Sep 1863 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 12 Sep 1863 at Madison. Private. Awarded Medal of Honor for gallant conduct in saving, entirely unassisted, an artillery piece of the 14th Corps from capture at Bentonville, North Carolina, on 19 Mar 1865. Transferred to Company K on 20 Jun 1865. Promoted to Corporal that day. Mustered out 8 Jul 1865 near Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 145-4; 259-1; red book vol 36) (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, p 20)

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