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1861-1863
Inclusive dates
1861-1863
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Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1861-1863, of brothers George W. Newlon (ca. 1841-1862), James M. Newlon (ca. 1840-1863), and Thomas M. Newlon (ca. 1844-1862), serving in Company B, 8th Virginia Infantry, to their family in Fauquier County, Virginia, detailing their experiences in the Civil War. The brothers describe camp life; picket duty; their health and stays in hospitals; need for new clothing; and local, family, and personal news. The also describe the first battle of Manassas (Bull Run) and the Peninsular Campaign, including the battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks). George W. Newlon informs his parents of the death of Thomas M. Newlon, while James M. Newlon mentions his capture and brief imprisonment by the Union army, as well as an excursion to forage in North Carolina. Collection also includes a letter from the Newlons' aunt Ann Cockrill of Chesterfield County, Virginia, to James Newlon concerning George Newlon's health and the amputation of his arm, as well as family news
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James M. Newlon (ca. 1840-1863), George W. Newlon (ca. 1841-1862), and Thomas M. Newlon (ca. 1844-1862) were three of the children of George W. Newlon (1819-1891) and Amanda F. Newlon (1818-1899) of Fauquier County, Virginia, and all served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. James M. Newlon enlisted in Company B, 8th Virginia Infantry, 14 June 1861 at Leesburg, Virginia. He was wounded at the battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks) 1 June 1862, promoted to corporal 8 June 1863, and captured during the battle of Gettysburg. He died 31 July 1863. George W. Newlon also enlisted in Company B, and died of wounds 9 August 1862. Their brother Thomas M. Newlon also joined their company, and died of poor health 11 June 1862. Another brother, Bushrod Newlon (b. ca. 1845) served in Mosby's Partisan Rangers during the war.
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Vi
Form designation
Letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
75
Immediate source of acquisition
Sowers, Welby N.
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000487666
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaves.

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