Foster, George Washington
Age: 0, credited to Woodbury, VT
Unit(s): 173rd NY INF, 74th USCI
Service: 173rd NY INF; 74th US CLRD INF;
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Birth: 08/06/1836, Calais, VT
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Calais, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Fairview Cemetery, Calais, VT
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George W. Foster
George W. FOSTER, Woodbury, Vt., enlisted as private, Co. A, 173rd NY INF, 8/62; commissioned 1st Lieutenant, Co. K, 74th USCI, 11/63. Mustered out 11/65, at New Orleans, LA. In August 1864, appointed Acting Assistant Adjutant General on the staff of Major General Nathaniel P. Banks, and was continuously on detached service until discharged. On staff of General Hare Robinson, Provost Marshal General of Louisiana; Assistant Provost Marshall, Parish of New Orleans. Recorder of the Board for examination of candidates for commissions in colored regiments, and Assistant Provost Marshal-General, State of Louisiana. in charge of Freedmen's Bureau for the establishment of colored schools, and the collection of funds for sustaining same. Placed in charge of a section of the Provost guard which maintained order in the city of New Orleans at the time of President Lincoln's assassination.
Source: Revised Roster, p. 718.