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P.B. Peterson

P.B. Peterson

Federal (USV)


Pierson B. Peterson

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Company Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 78th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

At age 24 he mustered in as First Lieutenant, Company D, 78th NY Infantry on 24 January 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at Smoketown, MD in a hospital near the battlefield on 27 October 1862.

References & notes

Service information from State of New York1. The picture here from a photograph in the collection of the New York Military Museum available online through the New York Heritage portal.


c. 1837


10/27/1862; Smoketown, MD


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 29 (for 1901), pg. 747  [AotW citation 7826]