First Lieutenant Floyd W. Foster

First Lieutenant Floyd W. Foster was born on July 11, 1840 in Pennsylvania and died September 5, 1892 in Waverly, IA.

Floyd W. Foster entered the Infantry on August 8, 1861, in Waverly, IA, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of First Lieutenant before being discharged on September 17, 1864 in Resaca, GA.

Floyd W. Foster is buried at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at

  • Wounded in Action: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Wounded severly in arm at Resaca Geo. Promoted Sgt. Major Feb. 24, 1862 and 1st. Lt. Co. G. Aug. 5, 1863

Born in Pa. his parents were natives of Maine moving to Boone Co. Ill. in 1839. Came to Iowa at an early age and enlisted from Sabulary Iowa.
Promoted to sergeant major. Feb. 24 1862 promoted to 1st Lt. of Co. G. August, 5, 1863. He was wounded severly in the arm May 12 1864 at Resaca G[A].
Came to Waverly at the close of the Civil War. It was he who went to Vicksburg after the war and brought back the body of his friend and Superior Officer Lt. Edw. Tyrrell to Waverly for burial. Foster was promoted the Lt. after the death of Tyrrell.
He married a Miss Doyle
To them were born sons Harry, Roy and daughters Mrs. Ralph Ellis of Waterloo and Florence deceased in 1926.
Roy died in Calif 8-13-1935 buried Shell Rock Iz he was born 10-5 1878. and married Olive Bobcock at Waverly Ia 6-7-1889 moves to Calif. 1916.