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Clay County: New Hampton
GPS Coordinates: 43.056960 by -92.322000
Last Soldier Frederick P. Pettygrove
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Private Frederick Pettygrove (1840-1938) was the last living soldier of Clay County. He is buried in Chickasaw County and is listed under both counties. He served in Company C, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. According to GAR records, he enlisted in April, 1861 and was wounded at Gaines' Mill and Antietam. He is buried in New Hampton Cemetery (also known as Graceland Cemetery). Thanks to Danny Krock for placing the Last Soldier marker on September 1, 2019 and providing the photo.