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Federal (USV)

Private

Peter Boswine

(1843 - 1919)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

He came to the US at age 3, and was living in Milwaukee when he enlisted in Company D, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 10 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Wounded again at Spottsylvania, VA on 12 May 1864. Discharged for disability on 2 June 1865.

After the War

In 1870 he was working in a sawmill. He was a 50-year resident of Oshkosh, and died at age 76 in the National Soldier's Home in Milwaukee.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Wisconsin1. Details from his death notice in the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern of 28 August 1919, and family genealogists.

Birth

1843 in PRUSSIA

Death

08/26/1919 Milwaukee, WI; burial in Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, WI

Notes

1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 509 - 510  [AotW citation 10334]