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Peter Anderson
Born (1847-07-04)July 4, 1847
Died July 25, 1907(1907-07-25) (aged 60)
Place of birth Darlington, Wisconsin
Place of death Stone Lake, Iowa
Place of burial Newell Cemetery, Newell, Iowa
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1863 - 1865
Rank CSACorporal.jpg Corporal
Union army cpt rank insignia.jpg Brevet Captain
Unit Wisconsin 31st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
Battle of Bentonville
Awards Medal of Honor

Peter T. Anderson (July 4, 1847 - July 25, 1907) served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Bentonville.

Anderson was born July 4, 1847 in Lafayette County, Wisconsin. He enlisted in the Union Army in September 1863 and served as a Private with Company B, 31st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered out in July 1865 and received a brevet promotion to Captain two years later. He died July 25, 1907 and was buried in Newell cemetery, Newell, Iowa.[1]

Medal of Honor citation

His award citation reads:

For extraordinary heroism on 19 March 1865, while serving with Company B, 31st Wisconsin Infantry, in action at Bentonville, North Carolina. Entirely unassisted, Private Anderson brought from the field an abandoned piece of artillery and saved the gun from falling into the hands of the enemy.

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