WI 15th Inf Co A. Residence: Bad Ax County, Wisconsin. Born “Peter Hansen Barstad” on 22 Nov 1820 at Stavanger. Came to America to Coon Prairie in 1852. Married in 1854 to Karen Tonetta Kolbensdatter. They had nine children. Civil War: Age 40. Married. Enlisted for three years on 16 Dec 1861 in Bad Ax County. Mustered 20 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Detached to the Pioneer Corps (construction engineers) 26 Nov 1862. Assigned to Chattanooga, Tennessee, waterworks 14 Sep 1864. Mustered out with company on 20 Dec 1864. Post war: He lived at Bridgewater, McCook County, South Dakota. Died there 15 Jul 1902. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-3; red book vol 20 p16, blue book vol 20 p14) (Buslett p353) (Ager p273, photo; p292)