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A. Foust

A. Foust

Federal (USV)


Alonzo Foust

(1841 - 1907)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 111th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Corporal, Company I, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 January 1862.

On the Campaign

He took over from the wounded Private Hammer as color bearer in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He continued as the Regimental Color Bearer into January 1865. He was promoted to Sergeant on 1 July 1865 and mustered out with his Company on 19 July 1865.

After the War

He returned to his hometown of Shermansville, and lived there for the rest of his life.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. His role as color bearer from Boyle.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a December 1863 photograph with the regimental colors, also in Boyle.

He married Eliza V. Bates (1840-1917) in 1866 and they had 3 children together.


04/12/1841; Crawford County, PA


08/27/1907; Crawford County, PA; burial in Southside Cemetery, Shermansville, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. III, pg. 1051  [AotW citation 21674]

2   Boyle, John Richards, Soldiers True; the Story of the One Hundred and Eleventh Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers ..., New York: The Regimental Association; Eaton & Mains, printer, 1903, pg. 61; image pg 191  [AotW citation 21675]