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Pvt George F. Newton

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Pvt George F. Newton

Birth
Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 10 Jun 1862 (aged 16)
Yorktown, York County, Virginia, USA
Burial Yorktown, York County, Virginia, USA
Plot Block # 4, Tomb # 1083
Memorial ID 10319744 View Source
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Son of Lydia Hart, according to the Auburn VR where only his mother's name is recorded.

On 13 Jan 1847 his mother, Lydia Hart, died. She was 17 years old.

On 12 Jul 1861 George, a farmer, mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 15 years, 7 months and 11 days old.

He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.

On 22 Feb 1862 in the "New York Times", George was mentioned in an article about the return of prisoners under a flag of truce.

He died on 10 Jun 1862 at Yorktown, York County, Virginia. He was 16 years, 6 months and 9 days old.

He is included on the town's Civil War monument at Auburn, Massachusetts.

Note: George also has a grave in his hometown at Auburn, MA. At this time, it is difficult to say which is his physical grave and which is the cenotaph.


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  • Maintained by: DaurRegt
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 13 Jan 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10319744
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10319744/george-f-newton : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt George F. Newton (1 Dec 1845–10 Jun 1862), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10319744, citing Yorktown National Cemetery, Yorktown, York County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by DaurRegt (contributor 47891223) .