b. 24/08/1875 Hamburg, Germany. d. 17/11/1871 Middlesex County, New Jersey.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 28/06 - 17/08/1900 Peking, China.
Boxer Rebellion Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Chief Machinist in the United States Navy on board the "USS Newark".
In the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, 28 June to 17 August 1900. During this period Chief Machinist Petersen distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
BURIAL LOCATION: CLOVER LEAF MEMORIAL PARK, WOODBRIDGE, NEW JERSEY.
Clover Section, Plot 285, Grave 1
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