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William H. Foster papers

William H. Foster papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William H. Foster papers
Creator: Foster, William H., 1836?-
Inclusive Dates: 1864-1865
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3125
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William H. Foster (b. 1836?) was a 1st Lieutenant in Company K, 30th Maine Volunteer Infantry and served as Ambulance Officer at Head Quarters, District of Savannah, Georgia in 1865.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of eight documents relating to William H. Foster's military service in Savannah, Georgia in 1865. Papers include an order to appear in court for the trial of Private William Luby, order appointing Foster as Ambulance Officer, Quartermaster's Return, special order granting leave of absence, request for ambulances, and discharge certificate. Also included in the collection is a handwritten copy of an Act of Congress to establish a uniform system of ambulances in the Armies of the United States (1864).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William H. Foster papers, ms3125, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Ambulance service -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Foster, William H., 1836?-
Laws (documents)
Military discharge -- United States.
Orders (military records)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. Army -- Ambulances
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 30th (1863-1865). Company K

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Papers, 1864-1865