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Foster, Sidney Herbert


Age: 34, credited to Calais, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/22/62, m/i 9/1/62, 1SGT Co. I, 11th VT INF, comn 2LT 7/11/63, pr 1LT 12/28/63 (1/12/64), dis/dsb 11/22/64

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Birth: 03/29/1828, Calais, VT
Death: 01/09/1902

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Calais, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 40227913


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Italo Collection, VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Fairview Cemetery, Calais, VT

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Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society

(Gibson Collection)


(Italo Collection)


Sidney H. Foster, Calais -- Intelligence has been received in this city of the death, at his home in North Calais, Lieutenant Sidney Foster, the father of Major Herbert S. Foster, or the 12th United States Infantry, and for several years on duty at the university in military science.

Lieut. H. Faster enlisted in Co. I., First Vermont Heavy Artillery (11th Vt.) Volunteers, June 22, 1862, was promoted to first sergeant July 22, 1862, was commissioned Second Lieutenant July 11, 1863, First Lieutenant December 28, 1863, and honorably discharged for disability November 22, 1864

He served with his regiment in the defence of Washington from September, 1862 until May 12, 1864, when the regiment was attached to the Army of the Potomac in the battle brigade, second division of the 6th Corps, and participated in the battles of Spotsylvania, C. H., North Anna, Hanover, C. H., Cold Harbor, Letersburg, Weldon, R. R., Fort Stevens, and Charlestown.

Lieut. Foster was a member of the Loyal Legion, having joined the Vermont Commandery at its organization in 1891.

Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, 1902
Courtesy of Deanna French

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