PETERSON, Peter

WI 47th Inf Co D. Residence: New Hope, Portage County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Scandinavia, Waupaca County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 37. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 30 Jan 1865 at Waupaca, Wisconsin. Mustered 10 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Post war: Buried at New Hope, Iola, Wisconsin; stone reads “21 Nov 1827 – 31 Aug 1901”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 188-5; red book vol 52) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg)

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