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Foster, John Graylocked

(27 May 1823–02 September 1874)
  • Edward Hagerman

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Foster, John Gray (27 May 1823–02 September 1874), soldier and engineer, was born in Whitefield Coos County, New Hampshire, the son of Perley Foster and Mary Gray. When Foster was very young, his family moved to Nashua, New Hampshire, where his father was major of the Nashua Light Artillery. Foster graduated fourth in his West Point class of 1846 and was commissioned in the Corps of Engineers. In 1851 he married Mary Moale (or Mole), with whom he had one child. After Mary’s death in 1871, he married Anna Johnson in 1872; the number of their children, if any, is unknown....

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