Alfred M Foreman


DeathNov. 5, 1933
CemeteryProspect Hill (Omaha)
PostGrant (Omaha)
Unit117th Illinois Infantry, Company D

Private Alfred Foreman

Company D, 117th Illinois Infantry

Foreman (also spelled Forman) was born in England. Illinois Civil War records indicate that he was 19 years old when he enlisted in the regiment on August 19, 1862. He was mustered on September 19, 1862 and served a little less than 3 years. Foreman was discharged on August 5, 1865 at Springfield, Illinois.

The 117th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Camp Butler, Illinois on September 19, 1862. During Foreman’s enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Rod River Campaign (LA) (March 10-May 22, 1864).

Battle of Pleasant Hill (LA) (April 9, 1864).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865).

Foreman died on 5 Nov 1933. He is buried in the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Foreman was a member of the Grant Post (#110) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Omaha.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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