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Pvt William Newton “Newt” Buffington

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Pvt William Newton “Newt” Buffington

  • Birth 1824 Hall County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 31 Aug 1864 Jonesboro, Clayton County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Clayton County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 65946450

"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.

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  • Maintained by: Carol's Genealogy Stuff
  • Originally Created by: Michael Dover
  • Added: 21 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65946450
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt William Newton “Newt” Buffington (1824–31 Aug 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65946450, citing Confederate Cemetery, Clayton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Carol's Genealogy Stuff (contributor 48015327) .