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Newton, John


Age: 0, credited to Newfane, VT
Unit(s): 18th US INF
Service: enl, Lancaster, OH, Co. B and CO. E 18th US INF, 14th Army Corps

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Birth: 08/02/1839, Newfane, VT
Death: 09/29/1909

Burial: Soldiers Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC
Marker/Plot: C 7488
Gravestone photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 15380446

Cenotaph: Village Cemetery, Newfane, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: James Bianco
Findagrave Memorial #: 147999158


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/11/1890, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: ME, TN
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Cenotaph in Village Cemetery, Newfane, VT

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Death of John Newton

The death of John Newton in the Soldiers' Home at Washington was unexpected, as he appeared to be in usual health.

He passed away from heart failure in his sleep Sept. 29 at the age of 70. Mr. Newton was the oldest son of Marshall and

Nancy T. Newton of whose family there are surviving Charles M. of Orlando, Fla., also a veteran of the Civil War, William Henry of Wallingford, Conn., and the sisters, Fanny W. and Mary Newton of this place. James H. Newton, the second brother, was killed at the battle of Spottsylvania. John studied law in Newfane with Hon. C.K. Field and briefly practiced in Orange, Mass. He then located in Ohio and enlisted from Lancaster in the 18th United States regular infantry and was in active service until he was detailed as clerk at division headquarters. After the war he opened an office in Nashville, Tenn., but soon gave up law practice. After becoming nearly blind he liked to go about the country selling books and curiosities and continued to travel after becoming entirely blind. He had been at the national regular army home for about 15 years. W. H. Newton, the youngest brother, attended the funeral Oct. 1 in Washington. At 1.30 p. m. the caisson came to the blind hospital, the casket was wrapped in the flag, the bearers, brother, some friends from the city and a few old soldiers went to the main building where further ceremonies followed. Flowers were placed on the casket, the band took position in front, followed by a file of soldiers with muskets, the caisson next and the little procession went forth, by the fine marble buildings, to the cemetery where many veterans stood with bowed heads. The cemetery lies in the midst of a great park of 600 acres with most beautiful surroundings, a scene of peaceful charm. The burial service was read by the chaplain, a volley was fired across the graves, and the band played Nearer My God to Thee.

Source: The Brattleboro Reformer, 9 Oct 1909
Courtesy of Deb Light.