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Foster, Lyman D.


Age: 35, credited to Cavendish, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, 2nd USSS
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. C, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63; enl 12/1/63, m/i 1/2/64, Pvt, Co. E, 2nd USSS, . dis/dsb 3/31/64

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Birth: 10/07/1829, Charleston, SC
Death: 11/18/1895

Burial: North Street Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 111586765


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/29/1864;  widow Mary C., 12/30/1895, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
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


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North Street Cemetery, Chester, VT

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A Former Windham County Pastor

Rev. Lyman D. Foster, who died at Chester recently, was born in Charleston, S. C., in 1829. His father owned a plantation and 60 slaves. At the age of 18, while he was still in college, the system of slavery became repugnant to young Foster and he started North. He studied at the Woodstock medical school and was afterward a law student. He served during the war in the 16th Vermont regiment and later was one of the sharpshooters. After the war he was engaged to take charge of the town farm in Cavendish, Rockingham and Chester. He united with the Methodist church at Proctorsville in 1870, and soon after began to study for the ministry. His pastorates were in Bellows Falls, South Londonderry, Cambridgeport, Athens and other places. He bought a small farm at Bartonsville in 1885 and lived there until a few months before his death. The burial was at North Chester. Mr. Foster leaves a widow, Mary Mitchell, but no children.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, December 13, 1895.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.