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Joseph C. Foster Diary

An inventory of the item at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Foster, Joseph C., fl. 1863.
Title: Joseph C. Foster Diary
Inclusive Dates: 1863
Quantity: 1 volume.
Abstract: Diary of a Civil War soldier in the Union army. Also includes one photograph of a young woman.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Joseph C. Foster (dates unknown) was a private with Company F, 148th New York Volunteers, during the American Civil War.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Joseph C. Foster Diary is the diary of Private Joseph C. Foster of Company F, 148th Infantry Regiment, New York State Volunteers. A ferrotype of a young girl is inserted loose inside the back cover.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Foster, Joseph C., fl. 1863.

Corporate Bodies

United States. -- Army. -- New York Infantry Regiment, 148th (1861-1865)


United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.

Genres and Forms




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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Joseph C. Foster Diary,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1969.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 25 Apr 2010
Revision history: 17 Oct 2018 - rehoused (MS)

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