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PETERSON, Alexander

IL 16th Inf Co F. Residence: Oquawka, Henderson County, Illinois. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 18. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 24 May 1861 at Quincy, Illinois, and mustered there the same day. Corporal. Re-enlisted for three years on 23 Dec 1863 at Kelly Ferry, Tennessee, and mustered there on 28 Dec 1863. Killed in battle at Chattahoochee River, Georgia, 17 Jul 1864. Sources: (ILSA reel one p 75, 78)