THOMPSON, Peter

WI 19th Inf Co B. Residence: Houston, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Jan 1862 at Houston. Mustered 4 Mar 1862 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 12 Feb 1864 at Newbern, North Carolina. Bounty $400. Absent as a paroled prisoner. Mustered out 11 May 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 97-4,17; red book vol 24) [Red book states muster in was at Racine, Wisconsin.] (Ole G. Hougan’s Civil War Diary, 2 Jan, 29 Mar, 28 Apr & 12 Aug 1863)

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