1861 Civil War Soldier ID Dog Tag. 16th Regiment Volunteers Weston VT gettysburg.Beautiful tag passed down through generations, in great shape and well protected for the last 150 years! Below is the history of W. Foster, his family genealogy and enlistment and regiment information. The posted pictures are from Revised Roster of Vermont volunteers during the war of the rebellion 1861-66 enlistment records in the cornell university library published in 1892. These documents are available online as well.
There is a memnorial statue at the Gettysburg battle location dedicated to the 16th vt volunteer regiment. Warren skinner foster, Vt volunteers company c. Born June 15, 1838 weston, Windsor county, Vermont. 6 1912 in Middlesex county, Massachusetts. Buried in mount feake cemetery in Waltham, Middlesex county, Massachusetts section g, lot 1699, brewer path, grave 1.Warrens brother Lyman Foster served in the same regiment. Son of David Foster and Electa Brown. Brother of Emily Foster, James Foster, Bethiah Foster, Rebecca Foster, David L. Foster, Electa (Foster) Norton, Lyman Foster and Laura Foster.
The 16th Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry (or 16th VVI) was a nine months' infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It served in the eastern theater, predominantly in the Defenses of Washington, from October 1862 to August 1863. 16th Regiment Infantry COMPANY C. Organized at Brattleboro and mustered in October 23, 1862, for nine months.
Attached to 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Casey's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1863.
3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, July, 1863. At East Capital Hill, Washington, until October 30, 1862. March to Munson Hill October 30, thence to Hunting Creek November 5.At Camp Vermont, near Hunting Creek, until December 12. Picket duty near Fairfax Court House to January 20, 1863. At Fairfax Station until March 20. Defence of Fairfax Court House from attack by Stuart's Cavalry December 29, 1862. At Union Mills March 24 to June 1.
At Bristoe Station, Catlett's Station and Manassas until June 15. At Union Mills until June 25.
Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 4-18. Mustered out August 10, 1863.
Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 23 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 48 Enlisted men by disease. The item "1861 Civil War Soldier ID Dog Tag. 16th Regiment Volunteers Weston VT gettysburg" is in sale since Friday, February 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Medals, Pins & Ribbons".
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