WI 17th Inf Co B. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’8½”. Enrolled for one year on 10 Oct 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin, as a substitute for Janies Haynes of Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Private. Post war: A veteran named Hans Peterson lived in Moscow Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota, after the war. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-13) (FCHS)