W. O. Newsome(c. 1841 - 1864)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an unmarried 20 year old clerk from Tuscumbia, AL when he enlisted as Private on 30 July 1861 in Company H, 4th Alabama Infantry at Camp Jones, VA. He was present at most engagements from First to Second Manassas, VA. He was appointed Orderly (First) Sergeant 21 April 1862 and elected 3rd Lieutenant on 10 July.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
In action from Fredericksburg, VA in December 1862 to the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864 where he was mortally wounded in action. He was promoted 2nd Lieutenant to date from 20 May, but died of wounds 27 May 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1.
|Birth State: AL |
Death Date: 05/27/1864
1 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15706]
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