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Gideon Foster
Birth: Feb. 24, 1749
Danvers
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1845
Danvers
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Revolutionary War militia officer/Minuteman. He lived in South Danvers, now the city of Peabody. He was captain of the Danvers Alarm List which answered the call to arms on the morning of April 19, 1775, and marched toward Lexington and Concord. The British retreat became a running fight which the Danvers men joined at Menotomy, now Cambridge. Enraged and harried British soldiers engaged the Americans in hand-to-hand fighting and no quarter was given. Seven Danvers men under Foster's command were killed. Months later, Foster led his men in an effort to resupply American forces at the Battle of Bunker Hill, which they accomplished under a steady bombardment from British ships in Boston Harbor. Later in life he was made major general of the Massachusetts militia by the legislature and participated in the laying of the cornerstone of the Battle of Lexington monument in 1835. A successful manufacturer, he also served in the state legislature and lived to the age of 96. (bio by: Bob on Gallows Hill) 
 
Burial:
Harmony Grove Cemetery
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bob on Gallows Hill
Record added: Oct 22, 2004
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Gideon Foster
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Gideon Foster
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