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Marcellus J. Newman

  • Birth 6 Dec 1835 Richview, Washington County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 15 Nov 1905 Meeker, Lincoln County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Meeker, Lincoln County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Plot Section 3, Lot 2
  • Memorial ID 8070828

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in the Union Army in Company B, 111th Illinois Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on May 14, 1864 at Resaca, Georgia. His citation reads "Voluntarily returned, in the face of a severe fire from the enemy, and rescued a wounded comrade who had been left behind as the regiment fell back."

Bio by: Don Morfe

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 8 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8070828
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Marcellus J. Newman (6 Dec 1835–15 Nov 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8070828, citing New Hope Cemetery, Meeker, Lincoln County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .