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 Benezet Forst Foust

Benezet Forst Foust

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 8 Jan 1870 (aged 29)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section Y, Lot 84
Memorial ID 8028 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Commissioned adjutant of the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry on October 3, 1861. Rose to Major and commander of the regiment, and led the unit at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was wounded on the first day of the Battle while his unit was defending the Oak Hill region north of the town. The wound effectively ended his field command, but he continued his service as Lieutenant Colonel of the 10th Veterans Reserve Corps. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Cedar Mountain, Mitchell's Station, Rappahannock Station, White Sulpher Springs, and Thoroughfare Gap".

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  • Added: 8 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8028
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benezet Forst Foust (5 Apr 1840–8 Jan 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8028, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .