THOMPSON, Peter

WI 7th Inf Co D. Residence: Union, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway 18 Mar 1838. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Enlisted for three years on 10 Aug 1861 at Stoughton, Wisconsin. Mustered 26 Aug 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Wounded in battle of Gainesville. Discharged from the service 5 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin, expiration of his term of service. On 14 Jan 1867, then age 28 and living in Pleasant Springs, Dane County, Wisconsin, he applied for additional bounty of $100 and this was granted. Married Carrie Christenson on 26 Oct 1868. Ten children. They eventually lived at Ionia, Chickasaw County, Iowa. He applied for and was granted a pension. He died 10 May 1915. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 259-3; red book vol 12 p64) (“The Grov/Grove Family from Norway to America”, by Sue Marvelyn Butterfield Picard, printed privately, 1986.)

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