PETERSON, Simon

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 19. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 9 Nov 1861 at Scandinavia and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 20 Dec 1861. Private. Appointed Corporal on 1 Feb 1862. On 3 Jun 1862, he is listed as having been sick at Mound City, Illinois, since 16 Mar 1862. Was with the provisions transport from Stevenson, Alabama, in October 1863. Became a prisoner of war at New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864, and died of scurvy on 27 Sep 1864 in Andersonville Prison. Buried there in grave 9902. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-11, 77-3, 259-2; red book vol 20 p126) (Buslett p606) (Ulvestad p265) (Ager p315, e50) (“Prisoners who died at Andersonville Prison” Atwater List, publ 1865) “Simonson, Peter”

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