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Burnside 	Expedition.

Tribune. Jan 14/62

[newspaper clipping]
		        GEN FOSTER.
  The Division is divided into three Brigades, each
of which is under command of an experienced army
officer.  The First Brigade is under Brigadier-Gen.
John C. Foster of New-Hampshire, whose name as
Capt. Foster is so honorably connected with the de-
fense of Fort Sumter.  He was admitted at West
Point, from New-Hampshire, in 1842, and graduated
in the Engineers in 1846, standing fourth in his class.
On Aug. 27, in the following year, he was breveted
1st lieutenant,  for gallant and meritorious conduct
in the battles of Contreras and Churubusco.:  He
was one of the stormers of El Molino del Rey, and
fell, severely wounded.  For his gallantry on this
occasion, he was brevetted Captain Sept. 8, 1847.  In
1854, he was Assistant Professor of Engineering in
the West Point Military Academy.  While here, he
was advanced to a full 1st lieutenancy, and although
he held his brevet rank, he was not made a full
Captain until July, 1860, shortly after which he was
ordered to Fort Sumter.  For his gallantry during
the notable siege of that fortress, he was made
Brigadier-General of Volunteers while in charge of
the work on the fortifications at Sandy Hook, and
ordered to report to Gen. Burnside.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and seventy
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding General Foster.
Date:1862-01-14
Subject:Burnside, Ambrose Everett; Civil War; Foster, John G.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mexican War; Military; New York tribune.
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post,"" boarding house life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.