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Robert Sanford Foster collection 1973-2013

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S3337 (Text) 00000106296429 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/02/04 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created Y2016/02/04 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2016/02/08 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes items pertaining to Robert Sanford Foster, including a three-page, typed biography by Nikki Schofield for the Sons of Union Veterans program at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana on May 27, 2013; a copy of a photograph of Foster in his Union uniform; a plot map of section 15, lot 11 of Crown Hill Cemetery showing the place of internment for the Foster family; two lot internment orders for Clarence M. Foster (1930) and Mary Roberts Foster (1934); and copies of two photographs of the military commission who tried the Lincoln conspirators, including David Hunter, Lew Wallace, and Robert Sanford Foster, from the August 1973 issue of Civil War Times Illustrated.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Robert Sanford Foster collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Robert "Sandy" Sanford Foster (1834-1903) was born in Vernon, Indiana, and moved to Indianapolis at the age of 16. He served as a lieutenant for the City Greys (one of the city's four militia units during the U.S. Civil War) whle working in the tinner's trade. In April of 1861, he enlisted as a private in the Union army. Foster was promoted to captin in the 11th Indiana Regiment soon after. He soon transferred to the 13th Indiana Regiment where he was promoted to major. On April 30, 1862, Foster achieved the rank of colonel. He was later promoted to major-general. In 1865, Foster served as a member of the commission that tried the Lincoln Conspiracy defendants. After the Civil War, he returned to Indiana and organized the first post of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) there. Foster died in 1903 and was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Nikki Stoddard Schofield on 2013/6/13.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Foster, Robert Sanford, 1834-1903.
Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Ind.)
Cemeteries > Indiana.
Indiana > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Indianapolis (Ind.)

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