WI 17th Inf Co B. Residence: Sterling, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Blue eyes, brown hair, flushed complexion, 5’3”. Enrolled for one year on 8 Oct 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, as a substitute for John G. McLery (or McLerg) of Sterling. Mustered the same day. Private. Mustered out 14 Jul 1865. Post war: Lived in Crawford County, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-13; red book vol 22, p36) “Mellam, Peter” “Mellem, Peder”