PETERSON, Elias

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at La Crosse and mustered there the same day. Private. Recruit. Joined I Company at Knoxville, Tennessee, 19 Feb 1864. Sick. Temporarily assigned to the Wisconsin 24th Infantry. Transferred to WI 13th Inf Co I on 10 Jun 1865. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 18, p182; vol 20, p134) (Buslett p605) (Ager p316, e51) (Ulvestad p321) [One red book entry gives residence as New Hope, Portage County.]

Menu