WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Worth, Iowa. From Kristiania (Oslo), Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 18 Jan 1862 in Freeborn County, Minnesota. Mustered 11 Feb 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Designated Corporal on 1 Feb 1862. Was on Military Police duty in October 1862. Sick in Nashville, Tennessee, in December 1862. Taken prisoner at Chickamauga, Georgia, 20 Sep 1863, and died of chronic diarrhea in Andersonville prison, 3 Jul 1864. Buried there in grave 2847. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12; red book vol 20 p140) (Buslett p639) (Ulvestad p265,321) (Ager p319) (“Prisoners who died at Andersonville Prison” Atwater List, publ 1865) “Peterson, Axel” “Pederson, Arel”