TORGERSON, Peter

WI 1st Inf Co D. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24 (or 34). Lumberman. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 12 Jan 1864 at St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 12 Feb 1864. [The red book entry shows him mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 7 Feb 1864.] Bounty $300. Recruit. Private. Was in the campaign from Atlanta, Georgia, to Savannah, Georgia. Was in the campaign from Savannah to Goldsboro, North Carolina; thence to Cape Fear River via Raleigh, North Carolina. Transferred from WI 1st Inf to WI 21st Inf Co B on 19 Sep 1864. Mustered out at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in October 1864, expiration of term of service. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 2; 106-15,16; red books vol 7, vol 26)

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