PETERSON, John

WI 17th Inf Co B. Residence: Hamburg, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 27. Blue eyes, light brown hair, flush complexion, 5’8½”. Enrolled for one year on 5 Oct 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, as a substitute for Andrew Nelson of Hamburg. Mustered there the same day. Private. “Improperly assigned, never reported to Co.” Discharged from the service 25 May 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-13; red book vol 22, p38)

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