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|Name at Enlist|
ca. 1839 – 21 Jul 1862
|Resident of Muster-In|
Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
10 Dec 1861
|Cause of Death|
camp near Corinth, Alcorn County, MS
National Cemetery, Corinth, Alcorn County, MS
Peder Johnson 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 that WI county. The army listed him as living in Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, WI, age 22, and unmarried. 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 died of disease in camp near Corinth, MS on July 21, 1862 and buried at the National Cemetery there.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 78-3; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.60; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.449.