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A.J. Foard, MD

ca. 1823 - Mar 1868

Cemetery: Memory Hill
West Side, Section D, Lot 88, Grave 2
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Inscription and Notes:

d. Charleston, SC
All info per Tonya Crosby and Laura Foard.
Military Service: Confederate States of America
Surgeon, Gen. Johnston's Army

Obituary of Dr. Andrew J. Foard
from the Southern Recorder

The remains of this eminent and highly esteemed gentleman, reached here on last Friday evening, and were escorted to the house of Dr. S. G. White, where they remained in state and were visited by his numerous friends until Sunday afternoon. At 3 o'clock that day, the Rev. Mr. Flint, of the Prebyterian Church, in the presence of a large assemblage of our citizens of all classes, delivered an eloquent and impressive funeral discourse.
The procession was then formed in the following order:
1st. Clergy
2nd. Hearse, attended by the members of the medical profession of this city and vicinity, as pall bearers.
3rd. A large number of young ladies carried wreaths of flowers and evergreens.
4th. Citizens on foot and in carriages.
Upon arriving at the entrance of the Cemetery, the Choirs of several churches united in singing, as the procession moved slowly down the main avenue. On reaching the grave, the Burial Service of the Church of England, (of which the deceased was a member), was impressively read, by the Rev. Mr. Malloy of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The services being concluded, the young ladies passed around the grave, casting therein the wreathes they bore, singing as they moved an appropriate Hymn.

The ceremonies from beginning to end, were most impressive. The deep and heartfelt interest manifested by those present gave assurance of the esteem in which Dr. Foard was held by our community and envinced there desire to honor one, who born in their midst, had achieved such distinction in his profession, and rendered such important service to his country.

His numerous friends in various parts of the United States will be gratified to learn, that the Doctor's protracted illness at Baltimore, and during the few days he survived after reaching Charleston, that he was the recipient of the attention and kidness of the ladies, and Medical Fraternity, of these cities. And that his remains now repose in the home of his childhood.

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