: This carte de visite photograph is of General John Gray Foster, from the William T. Sherman Photograph Album, ca. 1865-1880. General Foster is shown wearing the frock coat or shell jacket with shoulder boards indicating his rank of Major General.
John Gray Foster was born on May 27, 1823, in Whitefield, New Hampshire. He graduated from West Point in 1846, fourth in his class of 59 cadets. He served in both the Mexican War and the American Civil War, during which he was appointed a general in the Union Army. He died on September 2, 1874 in Nashua, New Hampshire.
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: John Gray Foster carte de visite photograph