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Martin Fieldstad

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at EnlistMartin Fieldstad
Birth Name
Other NamesFjeldstad
Livedca. 1840 - 18 Nov 1862
Resident of Muster-InWaupun, Fond du Lac County, WI
Company at EnlistmentD
Rank at EnlistmentSergeant
Muster Date1 Jan 1862
Cause of Deathnerve fever
Death LocationBowling Green, KY
Burial LocationNashville National Cemetery; section N, grave 440

Martin Fieldstad joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Wolf Hunters.” They were also known as the “Waupun Company” because so many of its members were from Waupun.

The army listed Fieldstad as living in Waupun, Fond du Lac County, WI, age 22, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 23, 1861 at Waupun, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 10, 1861. He was appointed Sergeant (Sersjant) on January 1, 1862. He died of nerve fever in a hospital in Bowling Green, KY on November 18, 1862. He was buried in Nashville National Cemetery; section N, grave 440.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 77-8, 78-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.56; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.440; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.259; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.300.