4 pages, 8vo, ruled paper. AN AMBITIOUS PLAN OF ATTACK. Foster reports the arrival of three new Massachusetts regiments "(9 months men)" and the impending arrival of five more. "This will make up 16 regiments of Infantry and with this I shall take Goldsboro, burn the bridges, then take Tarboro (where the rebels are building a gunboat), burn the gunboat, and also the railroad bridge near; then take Hamilton (where the rebels are building 2 ironclads), capture their boats, and, if my force is sufficient, push on up to Weldon. Can you not manage to re-unite the corps, and come down to Suffolk, relieving Gen. Dix. We can make a sure thing on Weldon and perhaps on Petersburg." Foster, an engineer, had attended West Point and was wounded in the mexican War; he was breveted for Sumter, Roanoke Island, New Bern and Savannah." /> FOSTER, John Gray (1823-1874), <I>General, U. S. Army</I>. Autograph letter signed ("J. G. Foster") TO GEN. AMBROSE BURNSIDE, Newbern, N. C. 27 October 1862.<I>4 pages, 8vo, ruled paper</I>. AN AMBITIOUS PLAN OF ATTACK. Foster reports the arrival of three new Massachusetts regiments "(9 months men)" and the impending arrival of five more. "This will make up 16 regiments of Infantry and with this I shall take Goldsboro, burn the bridges, then take Tarboro (where the rebels are building a gunboat), burn the gunboat, and also the railroad bridge near; then take Hamilton (where the rebels are building 2 ironclads), capture their boats, and, if my force is sufficient, push on up to Weldon. Can you not manage to re-unite the corps, and come down to Suffolk, relieving Gen. Dix. We can make a sure thing on Weldon and perhaps on Petersburg." Foster, an engineer, had attended West Point and was wounded in the mexican War; he was breveted for Sumter, Roanoke Island, New Bern and Savannah. | Christie's