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Federal (USV)


Thomas S. Foster

(1837 - 1882)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 124th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 25, he enlisted on 28 July 1862 in West Chester, and mustered as Musician, Company E, 124th Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and helped his wounded Colonel Hawley from the field.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company on 16 May 1863.

After the War

He was a shoemaker in West Chester, PA, noted for his bass singing voice.

References & notes

His service from the Register.1 His role at Antietam from the History.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave, source of details from his obituary in the West Chester Daily Local News of 12 December 1882.




12/12/1882; West Chester, PA; burial in Green Mount Cemetery, West Chester, PA


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23867]

2   Green, Robert McCay, compiler, History of the One Hundred and Twenty-fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion 1862-1863, Philadelphia: Ware Brothers Company, printers, 1907, pg. 211  [AotW citation 23868]