|Birth: ||May 8, 1844|
|Death: ||Mar. 30, 1911|
South Carolina, USA
Edwin H. Newcomer was born on May 8th, 1844, in Hagerstown, Maryland.
With the coming of the American Civil War he enlisted for six months service and was mustered into U.S. service as the First Sergeant of Company C of the 9th Maryland Volunteer Infantry Regiment (USA) on June 19th, 1863, at Baltimore, Maryland. He served with the regiment until he was mustered out of service with his company on May 5th, 1864, at Baltimore, Maryland. He re-enlisted and was mustered into service as a Corporal in Company C of the 13th Maryland Volunteer Infantry Regiment (USA) on February 14th, 1865; serving with the regiment in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, for the remainder of the war. He was mustered out of service with the company on May 29th, 1865.
With the end of the war he joined the Regular U.S. Army for a time and served with a regiment stationed in South Carolina. Upon being discharged he returned to Baltimore, Maryland, where he was employed as a letter carrier for several years before moving to Columbia, South Carolina. For eight years he was employed as a conductor for the Charlotte, Columbia, & Augusta Railroad company, and later served a time as the yardmaster of that company in Columbia.
In 1873 he married Miss Jennie Mixson (died in December of 1907) of Columbia, and the couple had no children, but had an adopted son named George E. Newcomer.
After his employement with the railroad company ended he went to work for the post office in Columbia, and was employed with te clerical force of the post office for over fifteen years.
In April of 1891 he was one of the charter members and served for a time as the Commander of the Charles Devens Jr. Post No. 10, Department of Georgia & South Carolina, Grand Army of the Republic, in Columbia, South Carolina.
E.H. Newcomber died on March 30th, 1911, at his home in the Edgewood section of Columbia, South Carolina, after an illness of over seven weeks.
Maria Jennie Mixon Newcomer (1848 - 1907)*
Elmwood Memorial Gardens
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Kenneth Robison II
Record added: Dec 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63213819