THORSON, Peter

WI 24th Inf Co G. Residence: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Unmarried. Sailmaker. Blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 9 Aug 1862 at Milwaukee. Mustered there on 21 Aug 1862. Private. Was in the battles of Chaplain Hills, Stone’s River. Wounded and taken prisoner at Chickamauga on 21 Sep 1863. Died of scurvy in Andersonville prison on 25 Oct 1864. Buried in grave 11475. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 259-2; red book vol 29) (Love p1098) (“Prisoners who died at Andersonville Prison” Atwater List, publ 1865) “Thorsen, Peter”

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