Peter T Anderson

Peter T Anderson

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Peter was born on the 4th of July, 1847 in Darlington, Wisconsin. He enlisted in the 31st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry at the age of 16 years old and it was is actions during the Battle of Bentonville that would earn him the Medal of Honor. The 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.

Not only had Peter retrieved the artilery piece, but he had been wounded from bullets from his own men in the process. When he had returned it to the chief of artillery, the incident was then reported to General Sherman who personally thanked Peter and awarded him a brevet promotion to Captain and the Medal of Honor. Peter received his Medal of Honor on the 16th of June, 1865 and Peter T Anderson died at the age of 60 on the 25th of July, 1907 and is buried in the Newell Cemetery in Newell, Iowa; plot F-27.

Robert N Anderson

Robert N Anderson

Marion T Anderson

Marion T Anderson