(1843 - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Enlisted 19 June 1862 from Spartanburg District in Company K, Third Infantry and was appointed 4th Corporal, giving his age as 20. He had briefly served in the 13th South Carolina Infantry and transferred to the Third and his brother (then First Lieutenant) Lewis Perrin Foster's Company. His father, Barham Bobo Foster had been Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment up to the Spring of 1862.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action on 13 September 1862 on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry.
The rest of the War
Originally buried on the battlefield, later reinterred at Hollywood Cemetery, in Richmond, VA, finally in the family plot.
References & notes
More on the Web
Much more about the Foster family and wartime experiences is available in A. Gilbert Kennedy's A South Carolina Upcountry Saga: The Civil War Letters of Barham Bobo Foster and His Family, 1860-1863 (2019) [see also Drew Wagenhoffer's CWBA review].
09/13/1862 Maryland Heights, MD; burial in Foster Family Cemetery, Spartanburg, SC
1 Salley, Alexander S., Jr., editor, Tentative Roster of the Third Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Confederate States Provisional Army, Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1908, pp. 117 - 125 [AotW citation 12912]
2 Salley, Alexander S., Jr., compiler, South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service, 3 vols., Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1913-1930, Vol. 2, pg. 546, 551 [AotW citation 12937]