PETERSON, Simon

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Ringebu, Norway, about 1826. Civil War: Age 35. Unmarried. Enlisted 28 Dec 1861 in Bad Ax County, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Jan 1862. Private. Assigned to Company I. Transferred to Company D on 15 Nov 1862. Assigned to the 68th Indiana on 1 Feb 1863. Returned to Wisconsin 15th Company I on 2 Apr 1863. Wounded in his left leg at New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1863 and sent to hospital. Moved to Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri. Mustered out with Company I on 13 Feb 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is on the Roll of Honor of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11; red book vol 20 p62,134) (Buslett p455) (Ager p302) (Gjertveit)

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