PETERSON, Aad

WI 2nd Inf Co D. Residence: Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Tailor. Age 25. Unmarried. Gray eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’7¾”. Enlisted for three years on 1 Apr 1861 at Janesville. Mustered 11 Jun 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Wounded at Gainesville (Gaines’ Mill, Virginia) on 28 Aug 1862. Discharged from the service 29 Mar 1863 for disability due to a gunshot wound. Post war: He became a farmer near Fargo, North Dakota. Joined the GAR post at Fargo on 22 Feb 1864; paid dues as late as 1915. Sources: (WHS red book vol 8) (Fargo GAR Post records) (Kennedy, James B. Wisconsin Civil War name index)

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