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Samuel Ashley Foster
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1842
Washington County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 26, 1864
Scott County
Iowa, USA

Born in New York, Foster was 21, and living in Floyd Co., Iowa, when he enlisted in the 3rd Iowa Infantry as a Private on Feb 27, 1864. (Reportedly a Veteran, probably in relation to preceding service in another regiment.)

He transferred almost immediately into the "Unassigned Company" of the 4th Iowa Cavalry on March 16, 1864. While waiting to be assigned to Co. H, an active company, Foster died of disease on March 26, 1864.

Per War Dept. Records he was originally buried in Davenport, Iowa and moved to Rock Island Cemetery date unknown, document is dated 1932.

His wife had applied for her widow's pension on Aug 9 1864. Her application is #60404, and her certificate #42648. A minor child also applied for a pension payment. The application is #144,149, and the certificate #109,123.
Family links: 
  Lucien Markham Foster (1812 - 1913)
  Sarah Marie Stockwell Foster (1818 - 1876)
  Victoria Allen Welch (1844 - 1919)*
  Royal Foster (1838 - 1923)*
  Samuel Ashley Foster (1842 - 1864)
  Carmi James Foster (1857 - 1895)*
*Calculated relationship
Rock Island National Cemetery
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Plot: SE, 90
Maintained by: Kent Kooi
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 2887626
Samuel Ashley Foster
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Samuel Ashley Foster
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4th Iowa Cavalry. Unassigned. Died on his way to join the regiment. "May this nation never forget the sacrifices made for freedom."
- kweaver
 Added: Jun. 5, 2010
4th Iowa Cavalry Remembered
- Kent Kooi
 Added: May. 4, 2010

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