b. 1838 Sweden. d. ?
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/10/1862 Franklin, Virginia.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Sweden and entered the Union Navy in New York, New York. He served as a Seaman.
On board the USS Commodore Perry in the attack upon Franklin, Va., 3 October 1862. With enemy fire raking the deck of his ship and blockades thwarting her progress, Peterson remained at his post and performed his duties with skill and courage as the Commodore Perry fought a gallant battle to silence many rebel batteries as she steamed down the Blackwater River.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
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