THOMPSON, Peder

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Ridgeway, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born “Per Torgeirsen Såheimsmogen” in 1837 at Tinn, Telemark, Norway. He was the son of Torgeir Vetlesen Såheimsmogen and Aagoth Tovsdatter. Civil War: Age 24. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 23 Jan 1862 in Winneshiek County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Private. Left sick in Bowling Green, Kentucky, 4 Nov 1862, and he died there on 8 Jan 1863. Buried in National Cemetery at Nashville, Tennessee, section N, grave 453. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12; red book vol 20 p150) (Buslett p645) (Ulvestad p335) (Ager p319) (e-mail, Gene Estenson ) (Meeker)

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