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Foster, Edward L.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Calais, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/2/62, m/i 9/1/62, PVT, Co. I, 11th VT INF, pr CSSGT, 5/16/63, comn 2LT, Co. I, 12/28/63 (1/12/64), pr 1LT 9/2/64 (10/24/64), m/o 6/24/65

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1840, Calais, VT
Death: 05/07/1912


MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/23/1903, NJ; widow Martha V., 10/1/916, NJ
Portrait?: 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: Died in Newark, NJ

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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Edward L. Foster

New York Times
May 9, 1912

Edward Lever Foster, a veteran of the civil war, died of heart failure on Tuesday at his home at 189 Roseville Avenue, Newark. He was born in North Calais, Vt., seventy-one years ago. At the outbreak of the civil war he enlisted in Company I, Second Vermont Infantry. He served in the Army of the Potomac, and was mustered out of service Jan. 24, 1865, with the rank of First Lieutenant.

For the last thirty-eight years he was connected with the firm of S. & F. Uhlmann, hop dealers.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.