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    Posted 2 years ago

    scottvez
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    This is a RARE Civil War carte de visite that shows James William Foster.

    The image was taken early in the Civil War by Charlottesville, VA photographer Merritt.

    Foster has a significant war history. He served in Turner Ashby's 7th VA Cavalry. Later Foster served as a personal guide for General Lee. While on furlough from the 7th VA, Foster joined up and participated in several fights with Mosby's men.

    Later he was personally selected to serve as the Commander of Co. A of the 43rd VA by Mosby himself.

    Foster's time in the 43rd was limited as he was captured soon after commissioning and spent much of the War in Union Prison Camps.

    Foster did survive the war and lived into the 20th century.

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks mac and vo.

      scott
    2. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks much official.

      scott
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Exploits of the 43rd(Mosby's Rangers/Partisans make fascinating reading. A Colt revolver ID'd to the 43rd is for sale for a handsome price.
    4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      ANYTHING related to Mosby is very desirable!

      How was your weather/ the storm? Did you get hit hard?

      scott
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Irma has been covered so well on my "old hunter crossing"post, that I'm surprised staff hasn't warned about "facebook syndrome". Ck there please. While you do that, I'm be trying to invent Plan C. LOL !
    6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks for looking jancal.

      scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks again bobby!

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks much trunk-- appreciate you looking!

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks again vetraio.

      scott
    10. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks for looking bobby.

      scott
    11. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks nobucks.

      scott

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