(c. 1840 - 1863)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry
In 1860 he was a 20 year old farm hand on his parent's place at Cuthbert in Randolph County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company H, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 in Griffin, GA.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by a gunshot in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was admitted to the CSA General Hospital in Charlottesville, VA on 23 September 1863 and was "furloughed irregularly by Gen'l Lawton" on 27 September. He was killed at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863.
His father Elijah filed a claim for his final pay in November 1863, noting Newton left "no wife or child."
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, and from Henderson.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.
His brothers Richard R. Cutts (b 1833) and William Jasper Cutts (b 1838) were also members of Company H; Richard died, probably of disease, on 25 September 1861 at White Sulphur Springs, VA (now WV) and William was killed near Fredericksburg, VA on 29 April 1863.
c. 1840; Lee County, GA
07/01/1863; Gettysburg, PA
1 US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927 [AotW citation 28424]
2 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 28425]