NELSON, Peter

WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Stillwater, Minnesota. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 26. Boatman. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted 10 Jun 1861 at Prescott, Wisconsin. Mustered 16 Jul 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sick in Alexandria, Virginia, on 19 Apr 1862. Returned to his company on 26 Sep 1862. Was in the battles of Fitzhugh’s Crossing Virginia, 29 Apr 1863; Chancellorsville, Virginia, 1-3 May 1863 and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1-3 Jul 1863. Wounded in action at Gettysburg. Returned to duty 28 Feb 1864. Wounded in action at Weldon Railroad, Virginia, 18-21 Aug 1864. Discharged from the service for wounds on 29 May 1865 at US General Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia. Sources: (Larsen)

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