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Newton, Thomas Jefferson

MILITARY SERVICE

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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VITALS

Birth: 06/03/1835, Burlington, VT
Death: 05/31/1915

Burial: Village Cemetery, Albany, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 95467793

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

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Albany Village Cemetery, Albany, VT

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Thomas J. Newton

Morrisville Messenger: July 7, 1915,

TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF TWO

RESPECTED VETERANS OF ALBANY

AUSTIN JONATHAN LOOMIS

The following is given concerning two of our aged veterans, who have recently been transferred to the silent army:

Austin Johnathan Loomis was born in Waterbury on Nov. 12, 1826, and enlisted in Co. B., 10th Reg. Vt. Vol. infantry in Dec. 1863, and was discharged in May of 1865. He has been tenderly cared for in his declining years by his daughter, Mrs. Etta Sweet, who survives him, with one sister, Mrs. Lucy Talbot, of New York, and seven sons.

THOMAS JEFFERSON NEWTON

Comrade Thomas Jefferson Newton was nearly 80 years of age, having been born June 3, 1835. He served three years in the Civil War, first in the 6th, and later in the 12th Mass. regiments. He was present at the well remembered Baltimore Riot, and also in the battle of Cedar Mt, Antietam, and Gettysburg. At Cedar Mountain he was captured and confined for a time at Chancellorsville Prison, from which he escaped. At Gettysburg he was wounded by a shell which eventually caused the loss of the sight in both eyes. At the time of his death he was commander of the G.A.R. Post of which he was a member. He leaves a wife, also one sister Mrs. Hildreth of Leominister, Mass., also three nephews, and three nieces to mourn his loss.

Both of these comrades were buried under the G.A.R. service, Rev. I. P. Chase officiating.

Submitted by Deanna French.

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