PETERSON, Peter

WI 12th Inf Co H. Residence: Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Private. Age 19. Teamster. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’11½”. Enlisted for three years on 12 Oct 1861 at Green Bay, Wisconsin. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 29 Dec 1863 at Natchez, Mississippi. Wounded before Atlanta, Georgia, on 28 Jul 1864. Discharged from the service for disability due to those wounds on 29 Jun 1865. Post war: Granted a pension of $8 a month because of a wound to his left leg. Buried at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-10,14; red book vol 17, p144) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.) (Hedberg)

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