Peder  Pederson

Peder Pederson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Peder Pederson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1815 - 8 Dec 1862
Residence at Muster-In Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, WI
Company at Enlistment D
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 10 Dec 1861
Cause of Death Disease
Death Location U. S. general hospital at Nashville, TN
Burial Location National Cemetery, Nashville, TN; section A, grave 875

Peder Pederson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the "Norway Wolf Hunters." They were also known as the "Waupun Company" because so many of its members were from Waupun.

The army listed him as living in Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, WI, age 46, and married. He enlisted for three years on October 30, 1861, at Oconomowoc, and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 10, 1861, as a Private (Menig). He was left behind at Iuka, MS, on August 20, 1862, because of illness. Pederson died of disease in the U. S. general hospital at Nashville, TN, on December 8, 1862. He was buried in the National Cemetery there; section A, grave 875.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, boxes 76-2, 77-8, 78-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol.20, p.62; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p.455; Oberst Heg og hans Gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.302.


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