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Lieut Andrew J. Fouts
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 21, 1863

Civil War Union Officer. Espousing the Union cause, Andrew volunteered on the 4th day of October 1861 as First Sergeant of Company B, 62nd Ohio Infantry. He thereafter proved his valor, and would ultimately ascend to the grade of 1st Lieutenant (June 3, 1863). In South Carolina, he and his regiment was formed to do battle on Morris Island, a barrier islet within view of Charleston. He and his regiment were led by Colonel Haldimand Sumner Putnam down a constricted strip of beach toward their objective - Battery Wagner, a southern bastion protecting the approaches to Charleston. They would be the force pushing up in support of General George Crockett Strong's command that included Colonel Robert Gould Shaw's 54th Massachusetts infantrymen. The Union high command thought that a preceding cannonade had "reduced" the Southern stronghold and had broken the morale of its defenders. It did not. Confederate General William Booth Taliaferro's men began a barrage of fire that "dealt death and destruction" in their approaching enemy. The fighting, occuring in the dark of night, was brutal and desperate, but Wagner, in the end, remained under southern control. All of the before mentioned Union men Putman, Shaw and Strong were killed or mortally wounded in this July 18, 1863 attempt to capture Battery Wagner. So was Lieutenant Fouts. Ever ready and willing to do his duty, the gallant officer had the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean to his right with dunes and wetlands to his left as he pressed forward. Exactly where, how and when he fell in the service of his country is not readily known. Death came slowly to the Ohioan, and after much suffering, he succumbed to his wounds on July 21, 1863. 
 
Burial:
Beaufort National Cemetery
Beaufort
Beaufort County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Stonewall
Record added: Mar 05, 2007
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Lieut Andrew J. Fouts
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