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John Newton
Birth: Aug. 25, 1822
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Death: May 1, 1895
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Civil War Union Major General. He graduated from West Point Class in 1842 and was commissioned an officer in the Corps of Engineers. With the start of the Civil War, he helped construct Washington defenses and was promoted Brigadier General. He led a brigade in the Battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. In the Atlanta Campaign, he commanded the 2nd Division, IV Corps and after the capture of the city he left active field duty to command the District of Key West, Florida. After the war, he returned to the Corps of Engineers, was appointed Chief of Engineers in 1884 and retired from the Army a Major General in 1886. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Newton (1768 - 1847)
 
 Siblings:
  Augustus Newton (____ - 1842)*
  Virginius Newton (____ - 1838)*
  Washington Irving Newton (1810 - 1876)*
  John Newton (1822 - 1895)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 14, 2001
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John Newton
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