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Newton, Julius C.

Age: 23, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 7/12/61, m/i 7/16/61, PVT, Co. A, 3rd VT INF, m/o 12/10/61

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Birth: 06/29/1838, Stockbridge, VT
Death: 12/27/1915

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 134316840
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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

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Julius Caesar Newton, 77, former member of legislature, prominent farmer, and Civil War veteran died Monday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock, in his home on Putney Road, after three years of failing health. Mr. Newton was born in Stockbridge June 29, 1838, and when an infant was taken to the Shaker Settlement at Enfield. N. H., remaining there until he was 18 years old.

He worked in various places in Vermont and New Hampshire, and had been living on Putney three years when he enlisted in Company A. 3rd Vermont regiment. The regiment rendezvoused at St. Johnsbury, pwing to the delay for the last companies to join, and the arrival of uniforms and rifles, it was not mustered into service until July 16. A few days later the regiment was ordered to Baltimore. and the members were cheered and refreshed at Bellows Falls, Brattleboro, Springfield Hartford and Philadelphia. At Baltimore orders were received to continue to Washington, where the organization arrived July 26. The regiment moved across the river to Georgetown Heights, where it was in camp for some weeks. There, Mr. Newton was taken seriously ill. and after months in the hospital was discharged from the service for disability, Dec. 9, 1861.

He returned to the North as soon as he was able to travel. and went to Putney, where, on Nov 3, 1862, he married Miss Kate Burke. After one year in Rockingham, and two years in Walpole, N. H., they moved to Brattleboro, where their son, Carlos, was born. Mr. Newton remained here seven years, and then moved to Winchester, N. H., where he bought a farm. He sold that after one year, and spent the next nine years on the Richard Bradley farm in Brattleboro. The next eight years he lived in Dummerston, on the Rice farm owned by Mr. Bradley.

While in Dummerston, Mr. Newton was prominent in the affairs of the town. He was chairman of the board of selectman three years, served as lister two years, and was overseer of the poor and town agent several years. He represented that town in the legislature in 1886

He went to Fisher Island, N. Y. in November 1891 as farm manager for E. M. and W. Ferguson, owner of the island. It was there , in 1893, that his wife was one of the victims of an epidemic of diphtheria. She died of the disease Sept. 4, 1893. The body was brought to Brattleboro, and buried in Prospect Hill cemetery.

Mr. Newton married for his second wife, Miss Kate Gilfeather, of Wardsboro, the ceremony being performed Sept. 17, 1894. Fourteen years ago Mr. Newton moved back to Brattleboro, and had since made his home on the Sargent farm on Putney Road.

Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Carlos, Julius, and Miles Stanley. He was a member of the Centre Congregational Church, Sedgwick Post, G. A. R., Protective Grange, of which he had been master of the Wantastiquet Lodge, I.O.O.F.

The funeral was held Wednesday at the home on Putney Road. Rev. E. W. Sharp, district superintendent of the Methodist conference. E. H. Miller sang two selections. The bearers were, Harry J. Allen, Capt. H. G. Streeter, Patrick J. Fenton, and Jonathan C. Howe. Burial took place in Prospect Hill cemetery.

Vermont Phoenix, Brattleboro, Dec., Dec 31, 1915
Courtesy of Deanna French