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Federal (USV)


William Newson

(c. 1836 - ?)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company A, 8th Ohio Infantry at age 25 on 11 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in action at North Anna River, VA on 28 May 1864, and afterward absent at the hospital. Mustered out with his Company on 13 July 1864.

After the War

He was an 84 year old widower living in Tiffin, OH at the 1920 Census.

References & notes

Basic information from Sawyer1.


c. 1836 in VA


1   Sawyer, Franklin, and George A. Groot, editor, A Military History of the 8th Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf'y, Cleveland: Fairbanks & Co., Printers, 1881, pp. 192 - 198  [AotW citation 14771]