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Text for Page 170 [01-14-1862]

              [Gunn�s handwriting]
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.               
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