PETERSON, Peter

WI 14th Inf Co I. Residence: Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Lumberman. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at Black River Falls. Mustered 20 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Recruit. Was all through the Red River Campaign. Took part in the battle of Tupelo, the skirmish on White River, the march from Brownsville to Cape Girardeau, and the Missouri campaign. He was in the battle of Nashville, the pursuit of Hood’s army, the siege of Fort Spanish, and the campaign against Montgomery, Alabama. Sources: (WHS red book vol 19, p174)

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