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Foster, Gustavus


Age: 22, credited to Wilmington, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 6/15/61, m/i 6/20/61, MSCN, 2nd VT INF Band, disch 12/19/61, SOWD

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Birth: 01/27/1839, Vermont
Death: 12/11/1911

Burial: Sadawga Cemetery, Whitingham, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 80681894


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/2/1896, MA
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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Sadawga Cemetery, Whitingham, VT

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Band from Hoosick Falls dated 1861 place/camp photographer unknown

Gustavus Foster, Rufus Holbrook, Chauncey Marsh, Durham Abell and Joseph Lottridge, left to right.

The man behind the tent on the right and the African American on the left were not identified.


The body of Gustavus Foster was brought here from Boston Wednesday for burial in the village cemetery. He was formerly from this town. His wife died two years ago in October. She was Mary Jane Sawyer, a sister of John W. Sawyer of this place. Mr. Foster was a veteran of the civil war, and was nearly 73 years old. His aged brother, Cushman Foster, of Wilmington, came down but arrived too late to view the body, the casket having been lowered in its last resting place. A nephew and niece from Shelburne Falls accompanied the body.

Source: Brattleboro Reformer, Dec. 15, 1911
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.