|Born||July 4, 1847|
|Died||July 25, 1907(aged 60)|
|Place of birth||Darlington, Wisconsin|
|Place of death||Stone Lake, Iowa|
|Place of burial||Newell Cemetery, Newell, Iowa|
United States of America|
United States Army|
|Years of service||1863 - 1865|
|Unit||31st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
American Civil War|
Battle of Bentonville
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
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.
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.
- "Peter Anderson (Medal of Honor)". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6404431. Retrieved 2009-12-24.
- "Peter Anderson (Medal of Honor)". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2587. Retrieved 2009-12-24.
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