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Confederate (CSV)


Jacob Flavel Foster

(1837 - 1863)

Home State: Louisiana

Education: University of North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From De Soto Parish, he had been a student at the University of North Carolina, Class of 1861, but did not graduate. He enlisted in Company D, 2nd Louisiana Infantry on May 11, 1861. He was absent, sick, in Hospital at Lynchburg, VA before August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was paroled 19 September 1862 at Sharpsburg. He was listed as absent without leave to February 1863, but back with his unit by March. He was killed on 3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1 and Evans2. Details from the The University of North Carolina Record (June 1908) and family genealogists. His brother Claiborne Jasper Foster (1834-1898) was a Captain in the 27th Louisiana Infantry, and named his second son Jacob Flavel Foster (1873-1910).




05/03/1863; Chancellorsville, VA


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 905  [AotW citation 13959]

2   Evans, Clement Anselm, editor, Confederate Military History, 12 Volumes, Atlanta: The Confederate Publishing Company, 1899, Vol. 10, pg. 414  [AotW citation 13969]