Peter Anderson (Medal of Honor)
July 4, 1847|
|Died||July 25, 1907
|Place of burial||Newell Cemetery, Newell, Iowa|
|Allegiance|| United States of America
|Service/branch|| United States Army
|Years of service||1863 - 1865|
|Unit||31st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
Battle of Bentonville
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Anderson was born July 4, 1847 in Lafayette County, Wisconsin. He enlisted in the 31st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry in September 1863, and was mustered out in July 1865. He received a brevet promotion to Captain two years later. He died July 25, 1907 and was buried in Newell cemetery, Newell, Iowa.
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.