George Foster

BirthApril 14, 1845
DeathApril 18, 1931
CemeteryMount Pleasant (Ruby)
PostSeward (Seward)
Unit046th Illinois Infantry, Company B

Private George Foster

Company B, 46th Illinois Infantry

Foster was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 14, 1845. He was residing in Rock Grove (Stephenson County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on February 1, 1864. He was mustered on March 1, 1864. Foster served about 11 months. He was discharged on January 20, 1866 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Foster joined the regiment in the early part of 1864. In April 1865 the unit was sent to Alabama and was involved in the sieges of Spanish Fort and Blakely. After the conclusion of the Civil War, the regiment was assigned duty as an occupational force. Orders were issued on December 27, 1865 that the regiment was to return to Springfield, Illinois. The unit was officially mustered out on January 20, 1866.

Foster died on April 18, 1931 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Milford (Seward County), Nebraska. Foster was a member of the Seward Post (#3) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Seward.

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