HARGER, Petter

WI 23rd Inf Co G. Residence: Elba, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 20. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Columbus, Wisconsin. Mustered 30 Aug 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Promoted to Corporal on 1 Apr 1863. Wounded at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on 19 May 1863. Those wounds eventually led to his being discharged from the service from a hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, on 11 Mar 1864. Post war: Granted a pension of $8 a month because of a wound to his right thigh. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-13; red book vol 28) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota, publ. 1998.) “Harger, Peter”