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Peter Anderson
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Personal Information
Born: July 4, 1847(1847-07-04)
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Died: July 25, 1907 (aged 60)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: United States Army
Union Army
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Rank: Captain
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Unit: Company B, 31st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
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Battles: American Civil War
Battle of Bentonville
Awards: Medal of Honor
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Peter T. Anderson (July 4, 1847-July 25, 1907) served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He would be awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Bentonville.

Anderson was born July 4, 1847 in Lafayette County, Wisconsin. He enlisted in the Union Army during the American Civil War and served as a Private with Company B, 31st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He got out as a Captain by brevet. He died July 25, 1907 and was buried in Newell cemetery, Newell, Iowa.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[]

His award 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.

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