PETERSON, John

WI 17th Inf Co B. Residence: Neenah, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted 11 Feb 1862. Mustered 13 Feb 1862. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 12 Feb 1864 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Veteran volunteer. Re-mustered the same day. Discharged from the service 26 Jun 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin, for “disability due to wounds received in battle”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-15; red book vol 22, p38)

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