HANSON, Peter

WI 25th Inf Co K. Residence: Bloomingdal, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Unmarried. Farmer. Age 18. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Viroqua, Wisconsin. Mustered 14 Sep 1862 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. Has been present with this regiment throughout its entire service. “He was barely 16 years old when he enlisted but for his manly conduct he was promoted to Corporal 1 Feb 1865, and is worthy of the name as a good soldier. He is a Norwegian by birth and the son of an old soldier.” Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 121-15; red book vol 30)

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