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Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans
by Robert L. Nelson

FOSTER, JOSEPH A (1846-1912)

Sawtelle Soldiers Home Records

NAME: Joseph A Foster
REGISTER #: 6183

Military History

RANK/CO/UNIT: Pvt/Co I/26th IL Inf
ENLISTMENT: 1861/11/28 Fairmont IL
DISCHARGED: 1863/01/15 Benton Barracks MO Re-enlistment
RE-ENLISTMENT: 1863/01/15
RNK/CO/UNIT: Cpl/1st Btn/Miss Marine Brigade
DISCHARGED: 1865/02/01 Vicksburg, MS, Gen Order War Dept
DISABILITY: Loss of right hand 1890

Domestic History

BORN: Indiana (1841?)
AGE: 63
HT/CMP/EYE/HR: 5'8"/Dk, Gr, Gr/Literate
RELIGION: Protestant
OCCUPATION: Farmer
RESIDENCE: Santa Cruz
MARRIED SINGLE: Single
NEXT OF KIN: Irene Polhemas (Sister) 24 Bixby St., Santa Cruz, CA

Home History

PENSION AMOUNT: $12
ADMISSION: 1904/05/05
DISCHARGED: 1908/05/15 Own Request
DATE OF DEATH:< br /> CAUSE OF DEATH:

General Remarks

PENSION CERT: #725140
EFFECTS:
HOW DISPOSED OF:
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Santa Cruz Sentinel (December 27, 1912)

Dies After an Operation
J.A. Foster Contracts Pneumonia and Dies in San Francisco Hospital

Joseph A. Foster, the brother of Mrs. E.H. Polhemus, died in San Francisco on Thursday where he entered Lane Hospital a week ago last Monday for an operation. The operation was successful and hopes were good for his immediate recovery, but last Sunday he was taken with a severe chill which developed into pneumonia.

The deceased was a native of Maryland, aged 73 years. He came to California about 24 years ago and has resided in this city for the past 16 years. He was a veteran of the Civil War and the old soldiers in this city will take part at the funeral services. The deceased leaves relatives in the East, but the only relative on this coast is his sister, who feels keenly his loss, death coming so unexpectedly.

ATTN G.A.R.

Member of the Wallace-Reynolds Post will meet at the Post Room Dec. 28th at 1:30 PM sharp to attend the funeral of comrade Joseph A. Foster. Bring Badges. By order of HA Wagner, Post Commander.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (December 28, 1912)

Funeral of the deceased (Joseph A Foster) will be held at Pacific Coast Undertaking Parlor at 2:00 P.M.


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