ERICKSON, Peder

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Viroqua, Bad Ax County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Unmarried. Brown eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 16 Dec 1861 in La Crosse County. Mustered 20 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Musician. Private. Missing from a train 20 Sep 1863 at Dug Gap, Georgia, and found to have been taken prisoner. Died of his wounds in Libby Prison at Richmond, Virginia, on 1 Dec 1863. Buried in Richmond National Cemetery. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7; red book vol 20 p72) (TAR) (Buslett p475) (Ulvestad p279) (Ager p303) “Eriksen, Peder”

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