(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.
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
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]