|Name at Enlist||Hans Fastad|
|Other Names||Fostad, Faestad|
|Lived||ca. 1841 -|
|Residence at Muster-In||Stoughton, Dane County, WI|
|Company at Enlistment||B|
|Rank at Enlistment||Private|
|Muster Date||16 Nov 1861|
Hans Fostad joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company B. The men of the company called themselves the "Wergeland Guards" in honor of Henrik Wergeland, the famous Norwegian writer and poet.
The army listed Fostad as living in Stoughton, Dane County, WI, age 20, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 26, 1861 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on November 16, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was with the division transport from Stevenson, AL on October 13, 1863. He was taken prisoner at Battle of New Hope Church, GA on May 27, 1864. He was paroled and at Benton Barracks, St. Louis on January 16, 1865. He mustered out at Madison on February 13, 1865.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-4; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.30; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.381; Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol I & II, Compiled under direction of the Adjutant General, Madison WI, 1886, p.808; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.295; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.282.