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Peter Como

1st Maine Cavalry - Company K

Created Nov-2009

Peter Como or more likely Comeau was born about 1842 and was a resident of Bath, ME at the time he enlisted. Ne-Do-Ba was unable to locate a pension file for Peter and he was not found in any U.S. Census records. We have only the following information from a regimental history.

Peter Como of Co. K had the misfortune to have his horse go down under him when the advance was attacked near Amisville: but he had an aversion to being taken prisioner, having always had a fear that he would be taken for a mulatto and shot. He had a very dark complexion, and it was thought that he was part Indian. He handed his arms and his equipment to a couple of his comrades and ran along on foot. He was soon lost sight of in the darkness, but when morning dawned he made his appearance, very worn out with the exhausting trip. He was cared for by his friends and a horse was found for him. [Regimental History, Tobie p.205]

  • Enlistment: 02-Nov-1861 to 29-May-1865
  • Notes: Distinguished on 15-Jun-1863 at Brandy Station

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