|Death: ||Aug. 27, 1901|
Frank (Francis) Theodore Foster was a United States Officer during the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865.
He was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Ezekiel Foster, and spent some time at sea.
With the firing on Fort Sumter in April of 1861 he enrolled and was mustered into service as the First (1st) Lieutenant of Company K of the 9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Hawkins Zouaves, on May 4th, 1861, at New York City, New York, for two years service, at the age of 28. However he was shortly thereafter resigned on May 13th, 1861, to accept a commission in another regiment. He was enrolled and mustered into service as Captain of Company C of the 40th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the Mozart Regiment, on June 14th, 1861, at Yonker's New York, for three years service, but was again discharged on September 28th, 1861, to accept another commission.
He traveled to Kentucky in late 1861 and attempted to organize a regiment of Kentucky Sharpshooters, however was unsuccessful and attached himself to the 5th Kentucky Infantry Regiment, at this time he petitioned the Governor of Ohio for a commission in that state in October and November of 1861, however was unsuccessful. He finally obtained an appointment from the Governor of Tennessee and was enrolled on April 1st, 1862, for three years service, and mustered into service as Lieutenant Colonel of the 10th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment on June 5th, 1862. He was dismissed from the service on December 16th, 1862, per General Orders No. 3213, Department of the Cumberland. This ended his service military service and he returned to New York.
He later settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he became a prominent citizen, as well as being a member of the Society of the Army of the Potomac in 1870. He died of hemiplegia on August 27th, 1901, at the Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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