Civil War Veteran with - Co. I. 12th Massachusetts Infantry

Obituary and biography from the The Stoughton Sentinel, June 5, 1897, p. 1

Nathaniel Fickett Fisher Died at Buzzard's Bay, Saturday, May 29th, aged 51 years. 

Mr. Foster was a well known former resident of this town having resided here when a young man. He was born Aug. 8th, 1845, in Canton, Mass., the son of Joseph A. and Margaret C. Foster. He enlisted when he was 5 months short of 16 years of age in the 12th Mass. [Fletcher Webster] regiment, and was wounded in the second battle of Bull Run receiving a ball in the leg which he carried to his grave. He married at the age of 19 Alice P. Churchill and a second time to Garafella Fisher. A daughter Alice, was born in 1867. Mr. Foster worked for Reynolds & Crane, boot-making and as book-keeper for John A. Hill & Co, Pearl street for years. Afterwards for Jas. W. Tufts & Co, as book-keeper for 13 years. He later went into the hotel business in Whitman, but on ac-count of failing health was obliged to sell out and went to Buzzard's Bay where he died. He was a member of the order of the Pilgrim Fathers and Good Fellows and also of Post 15, G.A.R. He leaves a wife, a brother, A. Frank of Medford; a sister, Mrs. L. A. Thayer of this town and a daughter to mourn his death.

Mr. Foster was a gentleman well regarded by all. His was one of those pleasant, genial dispositions which made him hosts of friends.

His funeral was held Tuesday from the residence of his sister, Mrs. L. A. Thayer of Freeman street and was largely attended. The Rev. R. Perry Bush of Chelsea officiated. Post 72, G.A.R. escorted the remains to Evergreen Cemetery in a body.

The following were the floral offerings which were very beautiful and spoke eloquently of the love of kindred and friend: 51 cut roses, his wife; bank of cut flowers with inscription, "Father"; crescent and cross, set piece, "Grandpa"; cross, Mr, and Mrs. L. A. Thayer; roses, pinks and lilies of the valley, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Foster out roses, Mrs. R. S, Fisher; Wreath of roses, 12th Webster Regiment Asso.; Gov. Bradford Colony, No. 78, U. Pilgrim Fathers; cut roses, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. L. Wales; cut roses, Mr. John Oldfield; flag from John A. Andrew Post 15, Boston.


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