Newton, Thomas Jefferson
Age: 0, credited to Albany, VT
Unit(s): 6th MA INF, 12th MA INF
Service: 6th MA INF, 12th MA INF
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Birth: 06/03/1835, Burlington, VT
Burial: Village Cemetery, Albany, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 95467793
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Albany Village Cemetery, Albany, VT
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THOMAS J. NEWTON:
Thomas J. Newton died Monday, May 31, thus taking the second Civil War veteran from Albany during the observance of Memorial Day.
Mr. Newton was born in Cambridge June 3, 1835, and was married in 1864, Worcester, Mass., to Amanda M. Bastins, who survives him.
At the outbreak of the rebellion he was a sargeant in the Sixth Massachusetts Militia, and accompanied that organization on its memorable trip to defend the Capital at Washington, when the were attacked by a mob of Southern Sympathizers on the streets of Baltimore. Later he enlisted in the 12th Massachusetts, commanded by Col. Fletcher Webster, son of Daniel Webster. His eyes were seriously injured by the explosion of a shell during the first day fight at Gettysburg. Taken prisoner at that time he was confined to a Confederate hospital, and afterwords served in the Veterans Reserve Corps.
For several years following the war he was a contractor, and mover in Westboro, Mass., removing to Wolcott in 1877, and to Albany ten years later. He had been totally blind about thirty years.
He was a kind husband and neighbor, and had been a member of the M. E. Church for many years. Besides his wife, he leaves one sister, Mrs. Sophia Hildreth of leominster, Mass., and many distant relatives.
The funeral was held here June 2, Rev. I. P. Chase officiating. At the time of his death he was Commander of Phelps Post G. A. R., and the surviving members, assisted by comrades, Mason, Flint, and Foster Posts performing services at the grave.
Orleans County Monitor, June 6, 1915
Courtesy of Deanna French