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Foster, Edward Lovel


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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Birth: 06/21/1840, Calais, VT
Death: 05/07/1912


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: Edward died in Newark, NJ. Sidney Herbert, and George Washington Foster are his brothers.

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, b. Calais, Vt., June 21, 1840; m. there, Feb. 17, 1870, Jennie McDowell, b. May 1, 1840; d. Oct. 25, 1886; m., 2d, New York City, Jan. 25. 1888, Mrs. Ella Powers, b. March 1845: d. March 24, 1894; m., 3d, Newark, N. J., Martha Vanderpoel, b. Dec. 31, 1849. Res., 7 Humbolt street, Newark, N.J.

Source: Pierce, Frederick Clifton, Foster Genealogy, Press of W.B. Conkey Co., Chicago, 1899, pp. 644.


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.

Source: New York Times
May 9, 1912
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.