|Death: ||Oct. 3, 1891|
Civil War Veteran.
Enlisted on 9/24/1861 as a Corporal.
On 9/24/1861 he mustered into "I" Co. 30th Indiana Infantry.
He was Mustered Out on 9/29/1864.
He was listed as:
* POW 9/19/1863 Chickamauga, GA (Confined at Macon, GA)
* Escaped 2/9/1864 Libby Prison, Richmond, VA
* 2nd Lieut 2/11/1863
Originally published in the New York Herald - Tuesday, October 6, 1891 - page 12
Captain Eli Foster died at his home in Chicago on Sunday. During the war he was for a time a prisoner in Libby Prison and was one of the 109 officers who escaped from that place through the famous tunnel. He was born in Pennsylvania in 18_ _ (can't read) and served as [a] lieutenant in the Mexican War. He organized Company I, Thirtieth Indiana infantry, and went into the late war from Goshen, Ind., with it as first lieutenant. He was captured at Chickamagua September 20, 1863. His life then in Libby Prison and the hardships attending his escape shattered his health, and notes in his manuscripts indicate that death was not unwelcome. He had been for some time preparing a sketch of his prison life, but failing health forced him to abandon it. He was forty-six years old and leaves a widow.
Oak Woods Cemetery
Created by: Eric Lowman
Record added: Jan 17, 2011
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