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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Peter T Anderson

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Brevet Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    31st Wisconsin Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 19, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Bentonville, North Carolina, USA
Entirely unassisted, brought from the field an abandoned piece of artillery and saved the gun from falling into the hands of the enemy.
Medal of Honor Recipient Peter T. Anderson
Medal of Honor Recipient Peter T. Anderson
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Wiota, Lafayette County, Wisconsin
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 16, 1865
  • Born: September 4, 1847, Darlington, Lafayette County, WI, United States
  • Died: July 26, 1907, Storm Lake, IA, United States
  • Buried: Newell Cemetery (MH) (F-27) , Newell, IA, United States

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