Compiled Service Record and related documents of Corporal Peter Pennie

Company B, 25th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry


9 August 1862 - 7 June 1865


Peter Pennie, age 23, enlisted at Port Andrew, Wisconsin on 9 August 1862, to William Roush, for a term of three years.At the time of enlistment, Peter was 5í 9Ē tall, had blues eyes, black hair and a dark complexion.On 14 September 1862 he received a $25 bounty and a $2 premium while at Camp Salomon, Wisconsin.The 25th was among the regiments sent to the Minnesota frontier forts to fight the Lakota during the Sioux Uprising of 1862.During the Regiment's famous 300 mile march across Wisconsin and Minnesota, Peter fell ill and was left at Wabasha (sic), Minnesota 12 December 1862 in care of the sick (I think this means he was sick).He is marked present on every muster roll, except November and December 1862 when he was sick; and the only other remarks are on 1 June 1864 when he was promoted to rank of Corporal. He was discharged 7 June 1865 at Washington, DC.Peter applied for a pension following his service (Certificate #767882) and died 7 June 1927 in Pope County, Minnesota.


Carte de visite of Private Peter Pennie wearing a fatigue jacket, seated.This image was taken between September 1862 and May 1864, before he received his Corporalís stripes.


Jacket-envelope for CSR of Corporal Peter Pennie, Company B, 25th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry (and muster out card).


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Pension Certificate #767882.


According to the cards from the War Department files, Peter applied for a pension 26 August 1890.


War Department cards indicating records of Peterís service.


This is his surgeons examination certificate (front) (back) indicating the nature of his debilities.


Bureau of Pensions circular distributed in 1898 to Peter, soliciting family and personal information from vets.


Bureau of the Pensions cards showing War Department information concerning Peterís enlistment.


Bureau of the Pensions memoranda listing Peterís service data, pension enrollment data and some personal information.


In 1926, Peterís pension papers were destroyed at his home and he applied for a new certificate.


Letter from 1926 from Peterís personal physician detailing the advanced nature of his debility, and a letter dated the same year from his daughter who was living with him to care for him.His Bank also sent in paperwork supporting his claims.



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