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FOSTER, Robert Sandford, soldier, born in Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, 27 January 1834. He was educated at the Vernon common school. During the civil war he fought with Indiana troops, and was made brigadier general of volunteers on 12 June 1863. He was brevetted major general of volunteers on 13 March 1865, resigning on 25 September and being appointed lieutenant colonel of the 27th regular infantry, but declined. Since the war he has resided in Indianapolis, was its treasurer from 1867 till 1872. He was U. S. marshal for the district of Indiana from 1881 till 1885.
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