Rhode Island, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 1864|
Before the Civil War Peter Simonson was a resident of Columbia City, Indiana. According to the 1860 census, he was married to Anna they had one daughter, Mary, who was born in October of 1859, she married 16 May 1894 William Henry Magley.
During the Civil War Simonson enlisted in the Union army on 10/8/1861 as a Captain. On 11/22/1861 he was commissioned into the 5th Indiana Light Artillery. On June 15th, 1864 Captain Simonson ordered the artillery shot that killed Confederate General Leonidas Polk.
Simonson himself was Killed the next day by a rebel sharp shooter at Pine Mountain, Georgia. His body was later brought back to Columbia City for internment.
Mary Simonson Magley (1859 - 1941)*
Created by: Eric Lowman
Record added: Nov 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22793681
May your sacrifice for our nation never be forgotten. The Union Forever!|
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Captain Simonson, thank you for your service and sacrifice in serving the Union during the Civil War.|
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