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Pvt William Newton "Newt" Buffington
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Birth: 1824
Hall County
Georgia, USA
Death: Aug. 31, 1864
Jonesboro
Clayton County
Georgia, USA

"Newt" enlisted in the 44th Regt Ga Militia with others from Hall County on 4 Mar 1862. When he was killed in the Battle of Jonesboro, he was in Co H 34th Georgia Infantry CSA. Newt lived in Gillsville, GA, parts of which are in Hall, Jackson, and Banks counties. Five Buffington brothers went to war and only two returned.
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The 34th organized 17 May 1862. The men came from the counties of Whitfield (Co A), Cherokee (Co B), Coweta & Troup (Co C), Chattooga (Co D), Jackson (Co E), Dade (Co F), Franklin (Co G), Banks (Co H), Franklin (Co I), and Carroll & Heard (Co J). Battles: Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Atlanta Campaign, New Hope Church, Jonesboro, Nashville, Carolinas, Bentonville. They surrendered April 1865.

The Battle of Jonesboro was fought August 31, and September 1, 1864. It was the final battle of the Atlanta Campaign, and was the ultimate reason that the city of Atlanta fell into Union hands. Sherman occupied Atlanta 3 Sep 1864. (bio by: rhondajo) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ellis Buffington (1800 - 1869)
  Margaret Bell Buffington (1805 - 1870)
 
 Spouse:
  Louisa Treadaway Buffington (1829 - 1914)*
 
 Children:
  William Berrien Buffington (1847 - 1931)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Newton Buffington (1824 - 1864)
  John Harlan Buffington (1829 - 1913)*
  Mary Ella Buffington Dunagan (1830 - 1898)*
  Oborn Monroe Buffington (1833 - 1862)*
  Ezekiel Peroneau Buffington (1834 - 1863)*
  Nancy Mahulda Buffington Buffington (1837 - 1898)*
  Sara Buffington (1843 - 1916)*
  Martha Ellen Buffington Cranford (1844 - 1915)*
  Jane Buffington Colbert (1847 - 1919)*
  Hugh L. Buffington (1847 - 1928)*
  Perline Buffington Gilmer (1849 - 1924)*
  Paralee Buffington (1849 - 1926)*
  Arline Buffington (1854 - 1916)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Confederate Civil War Veteran
 
Burial:
Confederate Cemetery
Clayton County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: Carol's Genealogy Stuff
Originally Created by: Michael Dover
Record added: Feb 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65946450
Pvt William Newton Newt Buffington
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Pvt William Newton Newt Buffington
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Pvt William Newton Newt Buffington
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- Patricia
 Added: Oct. 29, 2014
Remembering the 150th anniversary of your death at Jonesboro.
- A Descendant
 Added: Sep. 1, 2014

- Georgia Girl
 Added: Jul. 3, 2013
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