Senator Charles Foster

  • American

Born in Hanover, December 26, 1819, Charles Foster was one of seven brothers who graduated from Dartmouth College. In 1840, he came to Northern Ohio, where he taught school for a while. In 1849, with a company of friends, he started for California, but on account of cholera breaking out the project was abandoned. He then decided to settle in Iowa and came to Washington County. Here he practiced law and conducted a large traffic in cattle and farm products. He prospered financially and was honored politically in being called to represent his county for two terms in the State Senate. While engaged thus he gave aid to the passage of several bills which greatly benefited the schools of Iowa. On the 21st of April, 1861, he enlisted in the Eleventh Regiment at Davenport at the first call for volunteers. He was promoted to Captain in the Iowa Infantry on October 1, 1861, and became a Major on September 1, 1862. Mr. Foster was wounded at Shiloh and was in Vicksburg campaign. On the 22 of July, 1864, he fought his last battle. While in the act of carrying a wounded man he received his death wound. - Iowa Official Register


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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1819/12/26 Charles Foster is born in Hanover, New Hampshire. Born
1840/06/00 Charles Foster graduates from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Education Dartmouth College campus Hanover, NH
1862/04/06 Charles Foster is wound slightly in left arm at Shiloh, Tenn. Union Commander Shiloh National Military Park Tennessee Battle of Shiloh
1864/07/22 While in the act of carrying a wounded man, Charles Foster is fatally wounded in his left hip at the Battle of Atlanta. Union Commander Battle of Atlanta
1864/08/21 Major Charles Foster dies of wounds in Cincinnati, Ohio. Died
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