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CMOHS.org - Seaman PETERSON, ALFRED, U.S. Navy

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PETERSON, ALFRED

Rank: Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1838, Sweden
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 11
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Accredited To: New York
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PETERSON, ALFRED Photo
 
Citation

On board the U.S.S. Commodore Perry in the attack upon Franklin, Va., 3 October 1862. With enemy fire raking the deck of his ship and blockades thwarting her progress, Peterson remained at his post and performed his duties with skill and courage as the Commodore Perry fought a gallant battle to silence many rebel batteries as she steamed down the Blackwater River.