PETERSON, Nelson

WI 36th Inf Co D. Residence: Ashippun, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 18. Gray eyes, brown hair, sandy complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 27 Feb 1864 at Tomah, Wisconsin. Mustered 21 Mar 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Taken prisoner 25 Aug 1864 at Reems Station, Virginia, and died of disease in the rebel prison at Salisbury, North Carolina, on 20 Nov 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 162-6; red book vol 41) (Love p1116)

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