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Newcomb, Thomas Bethuel


Age: 25, credited to Hyde Park, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/26/63, m/i 10/7/63, Pvt, Co. M, 11th VT INF, d/dis 10/5/64

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Birth: 02/05/1838, Thetford, VT
Death: 10/05/1864

Burial: Loudon Park National Cemetery, Baltimore, MD
Marker/Plot: A/281
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

Cenotaph: Eden Corners Cemetery, Eden, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 52479379


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(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

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Loudon Park National Cemetery, MD

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Cenotaph in Eden Corners Cemetery, Eden, VT

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Medical Record

Case 95. - Private Thomas B. Newcomb, Co. M, 11th Vt. Art.; age 26; was admitted Sept 8, 1864,from hospital at Frederick, Md., where his case was recorded on September 6 as one of coup-de-soleil. He stated that he had been very sick with constant nausea, vomiting and general pain for several days, lie was treated with hydrocyanic acid and morphine, and on the 11th blue-pill, podophyllin and compound extract of colocynth were given on account of constipation. On the 13th he had occasional spasms, apparently of a hysterical character, and his skin and eyes assumed a yellow hue. Three days later he became much jaundiced, his tongue dry, face flushed and pulse 90, while he had frequent attempts at alvine evacuations but passed little each time. The jaundice disappeared on the 20th and well-marked typhoid symptoms set in, but with no diarrhrea nor abdominal tympanites. His strength failed, his tongue becoming dry and cracked. He complained of much pain over the region of the stomach and transverse colon, and his abdomen, on the 29th, became tympanitic. On the supervention of the typhoid condition he was treated with, turpentine, chlorate of potash and Dover's powder, with hot fomentations and sinapisms. He died October 4. Vust-mortetn-examination : Lungs healthy; fibrinous clots in both sides of heart; intestines near stomach and liver yellow-colored; gall-bladder disorganized, perforated and with light green bile in and around it; two or three feet of mucous membrane of jejunum and whole of ileum congested; Peyer's glands ulcerated and in some places nearly perforated. - Act. Ass't Surg. Geo. W. Fay, Hospital Patterson Park, Baltimore, Md.

Joseph K. Barnes, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65), Part 3, Volume 1 (Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1883), p. 352.


In U.S. General Hospital at Patterson Park, Baltimore, Md., Oct. 4th of typhoid fever, Thomas B. Newcomb son of Dea. Isaac Newcomb of Eden, Vt., aged 26 years and 9 months; of the 11th reg't. Vt. Vols.

The Vermont Journal, October 24, 1864

Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.

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