PETERSON, Erick

WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Portland, Monroe County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Carpenter. Married. Age 36. Blue eyes, light hair, flush complexion, 5’5”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 20 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. Joined Company B on 27 Nov 1864. Took part in the battle of Hatcher’s Run, Virginia, 6-7 Feb 1865, and was wounded on the second day of fighting. Discharged from the service 24 May 1865 from Satterlee US General Hospital at West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Post war: While living at Cashton, Monroe County, he was granted a pension of $6 a month because of a wound to his left leg. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 27-14; red book vol 11 p46) (Larsen) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.)

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