James Stewart diary  1861-1863
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A substantial collection of Ira Foster's personal and professional correspondence is located at the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History (NUCMC 84-449) and in the Alabama University Libraries in the Joseph Emerson Brown letters.


Avery, Isaac Wheeler. The history of the state of Georgia from 1850 to 1881, embracing the three important epochs: the decade before the war of 1861-5; the war. New York: Brown & Derby, 1881.

In this volume, Avery included a lengthy letter from Foster describing the "Herculean effort" in removing perishable supplies, books, furniture, and official records from Atlanta as Sherman drew near in 1864; see pp. 310-11.