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

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

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

References, Sources, and other 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.

Death Date: 10/27/1862    Death Place: 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]

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