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D. Newton Yerby

(c. 1840 - 1863)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company A, 26th Alabama Infantry about October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was briefly held at Fort Delaware, then paroled, sent to Aiken's Landing, VA on 2 October, and exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was killed at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863.

References & notes

His service from Fincham's roster,1 sourced from Tod L. Molsworth's O'Neal's 26th Alabama: the Little Regiment that Did (2000). Personal details from family genealogists, at least one of whom has him as Jasper Newton Yerby, confusing him with another, older relative who served in Company D and died in June 1862.


c. 1840; Fayette County, AL


07/03/1863; Gettysburg, PA


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Alabama, Published 2005, first accessed 23 August 2020, <>, Source page: /infantry/26ala_inf/26th_ala_inf_roster_a.html  [AotW citation 25496]