PETERSON, Torger

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born “Torger Pedersen Lillelien” on 25 Dec 1834 in Gausdal, Oppland, Norway, son of Peder Torgersen Lillelien and Anne Johannesdatter Solberg. He came to America with his parents and siblings from Østre Gausdal to Lebanon Township, Dodge County, Wisconsin, and moved later to St. Lawrence Township, Waupaca County. Civil War: Age 26. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 30 Oct 1861 at Scandinavia and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 20 Dec 1861. Corporal. On 3 Jun 1862, he is listed as having been sick in Mound City, Illinois, since 6 Apr 1862. Absent without leave on 13 Oct 1862. Absent without leave in Waupaca, Wisconsin, on 30 Oct 1862. Transferred to WI 15th Inf Co D, 21 Apr 1863, on orders from Colonel Heg. Sick in Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri, and sent from there to the hospital in Nashville on 28 Jun 1863. Sick at Manchester, after that, and sick at Murfreesboro on 2 July 1863. Sick at Keokuk, Iowa. Mustered out at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Feb 1865. His bounty of $100 still due him. Post war: Married Anne Severine Christiansdatter (1828-1914). Lived in Garfield, Wisconsin. Died 1905. Buried in South New Hope Cemetery, Iola, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-11, 79-2; red book vol 20 p62,126) (Buslett p455) (Ager p302) (Ulvestad p340) (Naeseth ’48-1817) (Hedberg) “Wesley, Torger”

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