While home recuperating from his wounds, he married Sarah Salome Hubbell (18401891), of Burlington, on July 5, 1864, in Wolcott, Vermont. At the Battle at Lee's Mills, April 16, 1862, he led a company of skirmishers early in the engagement.On December 13, 1862, at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Lieutenant Colonel Foster led the 4th Vermont Infantry on the skirmish line in front of Howe's division of the VI Corps. At the battle of Winchester, Colonel Foster had command of the Vermont Brigade. He was nominated to receive the brevet rank of brigadier general by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1865, "for gallant and meritorious service before Richmond and in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, " to date from August 1, 1864. He mustered out of Federal service with his regiment on July 13, 1865. "Guaranteed Civil War image from the 1860's". The item "Civil War CDV Lt Colonel George P Foster 4th Vermont Vols Vermont Brigade" is in sale since Wednesday, July 5, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "civil_war_photos" and is located in Midland, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.