Daniel W Foster


BirthJan. 11, 1834
DeathNov. 20, 1928
CemeteryForest Lawn (Omaha)
PostWilson (Nebraska City)
Unit27th Ohio Infantry, Company A

Corporal Daniel W Foster

Company A, 27th Ohio Infantry

Foster was born in Washington County, Illinois on January 11, 1834. He enlisted in the regiment on July 17, 1863 and was mustered 7 days later. He served a little over 3 years and was mustered out on August 17, 1864 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Foster was promoted to corporal on May 23, 1863.

The 27th Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Chase (Columbus), Ohio between July 15 and August 18, 1861. During Foster’s 3 year enlistment, the regiment fought in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).

Battle of Iuka (MS) (September 19, 1862).

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).

Battle of Atlanta (GA) (July 22, 1864).

Foster died on November 20, 1928 at the age of 94 years. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. He was a member of the Wilson Post (#331) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Nebraska City.

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


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