PETERSON, John

WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Bergen, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 37. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’6”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 21 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. Joined Company B on 27 Nov 1864. Took part in the battles of Hatcher’s Run, Virginia, 6-7 Feb 1865; Gravelly Run, Virginia, 31 Mar 1865; and Five Forks, Virginia, 1-2 Apr 1865. He was at the surrender of General Lee’s army on 9 Apr 1865. Discharged from the service 8 Jun 1865 at Washington DC. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 27-14; red book vol 11 p46) (Larsen)

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