For an officer wounded in the battle of Winchester, Va.
31 x 10 1/2, imprinted form, filled out in ink.
Muster Out Roll of Daniel Foster in the Tenth Regiment of Vermont Volunteers, commanded by Capt. George B. Damon, called into the service of the United States by the President at Brattleboro, Vermont, on the first day of September 1862, to serve for the term of three years, from the date of enrollment, unless sooner discharged; from the 29th day of June 1864. The remarks section of the document indicates that Lieutenant Foster is being mustered out at the rank of 1st Lieutenant to be promoted to rank of Captain. Dated on February 4, 1865, at Petersburg, Va., the muster roll bears the following three signatures: George B. Damon, Capt. Comdg.; Duncan J. Smith, Capt. and Asst. Mustering Officer, 3rd Div., 6th A.C.; and Walter S. Franklin, Capt. 12th U.S. Infantry, Comm. of Musters, 6th Corps.
Light age toning and wear. Very fine.
Daniel Foster, was a resident of Waitsfield, Vt., when he enlisted as a sergeant, and he was mustered into the 10th Vermont Infantry, on September 1, 1862. He was promoted to 2nd lieutenant, on June 6, 1864; wounded in action on September 19, 1864, at Winchester, Va.; promoted to 1st lieutenant, December 19, 1864; captain, March 22, 1865; and was mustered out of the service on June 29, 1865.
George B. Damon, was a resident of Newbury, Vt., when he enlisted as a captain, on August 12, 1862, and was commissioned into the 10th Vermont Infantry. He was promoted to brevet major, on October 19, 1864, for gallantry in the battles of Winchester and Cedar Creek; major, December 19, 1864; lieutenant colonel, January 2, 1865; brevet colonel, April 2, 1865, for gallantry in the battles around Petersburg, Va.; full colonel, June 15, 1865; and was mustered out of the service June 28, 1865.
Walter S. Franklin, was commissioned 1st lieutenant, 12th U.S. Infantry, May 14, 1861; regimental quartermaster, from July 29, 1862, to February 6, 1863; promoted to captain, February 6, 1863; brevet major, October 19, 1864, for faithful and meritorious service in the field during the campaign before Richmond, Va., and in the Shenandoah Valley; lieutenant colonel, April 2, 1865, for meritorious service during the capture of Petersburg, Va. He remained in the U.S. Army after the Civil War, and was discharged on September 30, 1870.
The 10th Vermont Infantry participated in the battles of Antietam, Orange Grove, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Monocacy, Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, and Sailor's Creek.