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|Name at Enlist|
ca. 1833 – 23 Jun 1864
|Resident of Muster-In|
Porter, Rock County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
16 Nov 1861
|Cause of Death|
Killed by a falling tree
Bald Knob (Kennesaw Mountain), GA
National Cemetery at Marietta, GA; section G, grave 1660
Daniel Peterson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company I. The men of the company called themselves the “Scandinavian Mountaineers” but were also known as the “Waupaca Company” because so many of them were living in that WI county when they enlisted.
The army listed him as living in Porter, Rock County, WI, born in Norway, age 28, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’9½” and worked as a farmer. He enlisted on November 9, 1861 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on November 16, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was assigned to 68th IN Regiment from January 31, 1864 until April 1, 1864. On June 23, 1864, he was accidentally killed by a falling tree at Bald Knob (Kennesaw Mountain), GA while on duty with the pioneer corps. He was buried in National Cemetery at Marietta, GA, section G, grave 1660.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-11, 77-1; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.134; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.604; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.315, e.51.