Ermina Newton Leonard.

Newton genealogy, genealogical, biographical, historical, being a record of the descendants of Richard Newton of Sudbury and Marlborough, Massachusetts 1638, with genealogies of families descended from the immigrants Rev. Roger Newton of Milford, Connecticut, Thomas Newton of Fairfield, Connecticut, online

. (page 66 of 131)
Online LibraryErmina Newton LeonardNewton genealogy, genealogical, biographical, historical, being a record of the descendants of Richard Newton of Sudbury and Marlborough, Massachusetts 1638, with genealogies of families descended from the immigrants Rev. Roger Newton of Milford, Connecticut, Thomas Newton of Fairfield, Connecticut, → online text (page 66 of 131)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook


3567. GEORGE L. NEWTON 8 (Lincoln E. 7 , Ezekiel 6 , Edward 5 , Edward*,

Edward 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Lincoln E. and ( ) Newton, was

born .

He married .

CHILD.

4081. i. Clarence 9 , b. ; living in 1906.



3583. EDWARD BARTLETT NEWTON 8 (Amos S. 7 , Ezekiel 6 , Edward 5 ,
Edward 4 , Edward 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Amos Stetson and Sabrina (Bick-
nell) Newton, was born June 7, 1850, and died suddenly at Winthrop, Mass.,
January 16, 1911, aged 60 years. Funeral services at the Methodist Church at
Winthrop Centre, Mass., Friday, January 20, at 1.30 p. m.

He married, November 26, 1879, Emily L. Brewster.

Mr. Newton resided at Winthrop, Mass. He was- in business with "Shattuck
& Jones," dealers in fish, at No. 128 Faneuil Hall Market, Boston, Mass.

Mr. Newton was a member of the Massachusetts Society of the S. A. R.,
No. 4,870.

CHILD.

4085. i. Allen Edward 9 , b. May 16, 1885.



3599. GEORGE HENRY NEWTON 8 (Lincoln 7 , Caleb 6 , Ezra 5 , Jonathan 4 ,
Jonathan 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Lincoln and Anna (Newton) Newton of
Southborough, Mass., was born there August 11, 1828. He died at Chicago, 111.,
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Foster, November 22, 1911, aged 83.

He married, , 185 — , Hannah Sophia Kendall. She was born in 1826,

and "died at 11923 Wallace Street, West Pullman, Illinois, June 28, 1907, aged
80. Funeral from Baptist Church, Pamell Ave. and One Hundred Nineteenth
Street, West Pullman, Sunday June 30, 2 p. m. Worcester papers please copy."

CHILDREN.

408(5. i. Edward , b. . 185- ; nnm.

4087. ii. Clara 9 , b. , 185- ; m. Feb. 4, 1885, Frederick M. Foster. In 1911 they

were living at 4062 Lake Ave., Chicago, 111. Their children were :



420 NEWTON GENEALOGY

4090. 1. Walter 10 Foster, b. ; d. before 1909 ; unm.

•KH.H. 2. Ruth 10 Foster, b. .

4092. 3. Frank 10 Foster, b. .

4088. iii. Walter , b. , 185- ; d. before 1909; unm.

4089. iv. George Edgar 9 , b. about 1857; d. Jan. 10, 1909, aged 52, at the Cook

County (III.) Hospital. Funeral at A. B. Russ & Co.'s chapel, 452 East
47th St., Chicago, 111. Burial at Oakwoods Cemetery. He was formerly
of West Pullman, 111.

3601. ADONIRAM JUDSON NEWTON 8 (Lincoln 7 , Caleb 6 , Ezra 5 , Jona-
than 4 , Jonathan 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Lincoln and Sophia (Newton) New-
ton of Southborough, Mass., was born there January 27, 1839. He was living
in Fayville, Mass., in 1914.

He married at Fayville (in Southborough), by Rev. Mr. Watson, March 5, 1862,
Caroline Arvilla Arnold, daughter of Henry Wand and Hannah (Sherman)
Arnold of Marlborough, where she was born July 2, 1843. She died at South-
borough, October 23, 1909, aged 66.

Mr. Newton was a farmer in Southborough. He owned, lived upon, and worked
the land successively in possession of his great-grandfather, grandfather and his
father. In 1896 this farm, purchased by the Boston Water Board, was sub-
merged in the "Great Basin," to become a reservoir which supplies the city of
Boston with water.

Two children were born to them in Southborough.

CHILDREN.

4093. ti. Charles Henry 9 , b. Nov. 24, 1868; m. Agnes Eunice Cowern.

4094. ii. Grace 9 , b. May 15, 1884 ; resides with her father ; unm.



3603. LORING NEWTON 8 (Russell 7 , Caleb 6 , Ezra 5 , Jonathan 4 , Jonathan 3 ,
Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Russell and Anna (Newton) Newton of Southborough,
Mass., was born there February 12, 1825, and died there , 1863.

He married Almeda Kimball.

Mr. Newton lived in Southborough, Mass., where his estate was administered
in 1863, without a will. Case in Probate Court, No. 43,289.

CHILD.

4095. i. Annie Kimball 9 , b. ; d. , 1912.



3604. LYMAN NEWTON 8 (Russell 7 , Caleb 6 , Ezra 5 , Jonathan 4 , Jonathan 3 ,
Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Russell and Anna (Newton) Newton of Marlborough,
Mass., was born there April 24, 1827, baptized in the First Church there Septem-
ber 30, 1827, and died — , 1902.

He married Georgianna Baxter Brigham, daughter of Taylor and Ann L.
(Jacobs) Brigham* of Southborough. She was born at Cambridge, Mass. ; was
living in 1906 in Southborough.

Mr. Newton lived in Marlborough and in other towns of Massachusetts.

children.
4096. ti. Edward E.°, b. about 1853; m. (1) Mary Chandler; m. (2) .



♦Taylor Brigham 8 , b. 1793; d. 1870; m. (1) Arethusa Fay; m. (2) 1827, Ann L.
Jacobs ; res. Southborough ; had one child by 1st wife, and seven by 2d wife. The first

of the seven was Arethusa Ann, b. ; m. Judge Dexter Newton, and the second was

Georgianna Baxter, b. ; m. Lyman Newton. The pedigree of Taylor Brigham* is

through Elijah Brigham 5 (who was a minute-man in 1776, and a member of the Provincial
Congress 1775, 1779, 1783), son of Lieut. Nathan Brigham 4 (Capt. Nathan 8 , Thomas 2 ,
Thomas 1 , the immigrant in 1635). See note to Edward Newton 3 .



BRANCH OF MOSES 421



4097. tii. Charles It. 9 , b. [July 8, 1854], at Southborough ; m. .

4098. iii. Lillian 9 , b. ; was living, unm., in 1906 in Southborough, with her

mother.



3605. LORENZO CUKTIS NEWTON 8 (Eussell 7 , Caleb 6 , Ezra 5 , Jonathan*,
Jonathan 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Eussell and Anna (Newton) Newton of
Southborough, Mass., was born there, April 28, 1829, and died there November
30, 1909.

He married Martha Sophia Brewer, daughter of Peter, Jr., and Sophia (Nurse)
Brewer of Southborough. She was born January 8, 1833, and died at Fay-
ville (Southborough), January 23, 1910. See note to Russell Newton 7 for
Brewer pedigree.

Mr. Newton resided in Fayville, a village in the town of Southborough.

CHILDREN.

4099. i. Louis Elbridge 9 , b. Oct. 28, 1854; d. Sept. 30, 1879.

4100. ii. Willis Curtis 9 , b. Sept. 6, 1860; m. Adaline Alice Hyde of Fayville. No

children.

4102. iii. Carrie Eliza 9 , b. April 28, 1865 ; m. Woodruffe. They were living

in 1910 in Fayville, and had two daughters :

4103. 1. Eva Amelia 10 Woodruffe, b. Dec. 22, 1889.

4104. 2. Lottie Anna 10 Woodruffe, b. Jan, 20, 1890 ; d. June 29, 1897.



3663. PROF. JAMES KING NEWTON 8 (Abel D. 7 , Edward 6 , Paul 5 ,
Nathan 4 , Jonathan 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Abel Densmore and Betsey (Leon-
ard) Newton of North Leverett, Ashfield, Mass., La Pointe, Green Bay and
DePere, Wis., was born at Green Bay, Wis., January 15, 1843, and died at
Nordhoff, Calif., June 26, 1892. Consumption.

He married at Warren, Ohio, August 10, 1870, Rev. E. H. Fairchild of Berea
(Ky.) College officiating, Mrs. Frances (Estabrook) Woodrow, widow of Henry
Woodrow (2d wife), and daughter of Simon Read and Frances Amsden (Scar-
borough) Estabrook* of Holden, Mass., and Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio.



* Rev. Joseph Estabrook 1 , b. in Enfield, England, about 1640, where he obtained his pre-
paratory education, came to this country in 1660 and graduated from Harvard College, 1664 ;
freeman, 1665, then of Cambridge ; was settled in Concord, 1667, as colleague with Rev. Mr.
Buckley, where he continued till his death, Sept. 16, 1711. He m. in Watertown, 1668,
Mary Mason (dau. of Capt. Hugh Mason, tanner, of Watertown and wife Esther). Six chil-
dren. The eldest was

Joseph Estabrook 2 (Dea.) of Lexington, b. 1669; d. 1733; m. (1) 1689, Millicent
Woodhouse (dau. of Henry Woodhouse of Concord), who died in 1693. One child. He m.
(2) 1693, Wid. Hannah (Leavett) Loring. Four children. He first settled in Hingham,
and rem. to Lexington, 1710. Held all the town offices ; school teacher ; surveyor ; bought
200 acres of land. Children born in Lexington. The eldest was

Joseph Estabrook 3 (Dea.) of Lexington; b. 1690; d. 1740; m. (1) 1717, Submit Loring,
his stepsister. She died in childbed, 1718, and he m. (2) 1719, Hannah Bowman, b. 1699,
dau. of Joseph and Phebe Bowman of Lexington. She had nine children (and m. (2) 1753,
Capt. Benjamin Reed of Lexington). Her youngest child was

Ebenezer Estabrook 4 , b. Sept. 21, 1740, posthumous, in Lexington ; d. at Holden, June 29,
1811, aged 71. G. S. ; "Capt." ; m. (1) Dec. 13, 1759, Ruth Reed, b. Nov. 7, 1741 (dau. of
Capt. Isaac and Rebecca Reed of Lexington) ; d. June 10, 1782, aged 41 (G. S.), in Holden.
Ten children. He removed to Holden, Mass. about 1760, where all of his children except

the eldest were born. He m. (2) Eunice , who d. in Holden, Sept. 14, 1825, aged 73.

G. S. His sixth child was

James Estabrook 5 , b. May 16, 1768 ; d. Holden, 1825, aged 57. G. S. ; m. 1795, Betsey
Lovell (dau. of Asa and Botty), b. 1775; d. 1826, aged 50. Six children, born in Holden:
James, b. 1796; Benjamin, 1798; d. 1801; Betsey, 1800; d. 1803; Milla, 1803 (m. Rev.
John D. Pierce of Sangerfield, N. Y.) ; Simon Read, 1805; Eliza Barret, 1809 (m. 1833, John
Crowell of Warren, O.).

Simon Read Estabrook 6 , b. Holden, Dec. 30, 1805 ; killed while walking on the Erie R. R.
in Ohio, in 1871 ; rem. to Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, where he was a successful farmer ;
m. (1) 1830, Frances Amsden Scarborough of Brooklyn, Conn. ; b. 1812; d. Sept. 11, 1834,
aged 22. C. R. Two children. He m. (2) Mary Bushnell and had three children. His first



422 NEWTON GENEALOGY

She was born at Brooklyn, Conn., September 18, 1833, baptized at the Congre-
gational Church there, July 29, 1834, by the name of Frances Jane Scarborough
Estabrook, which name was changed, after the death of her mother, to Frances
Amsden. She was graduated from Oberlin College, Ohio; married (1) March
18, 1862, Henry Woodrow, a widower with one child, by whom she had. a daugh-
ter, Mary Woodrow, who died aged about six months; and he died about 1864.
She was a person of literary tastes, and a teacher in Cleveland, Ohio, at Bipon
College, Wis., and at Berea College, Ky. ; in the last instances as Frincipal of
the Young Ladies Department. She was living in 1905. She bore him three
children.

Mr. Newton received his early education in the schools at DeBere, Wis., and
while very young — about 15 years — taught a few terms in the public schools in
the country thereabout. After the War for the Union he prepared himself for
college and entered, as narrated below.

At the age of 18£ years, Mr. Newton became a soldier of the Civil War, serv-
ing four years. He enlisted at DeBere, Wis., September 13, 1861, in Company
F, 14th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and went into camp at Fond du Lac,
Wis. ; guns and accoutrements were distributed January 3, 1862, and they were
mustered into the United States service about February 1, 1862. Meanwhile
James had been detailed to act as Company Clerk. Joseph G. Lawton was then
Captain of Company F, and Col. Wood over the regiment. March 8, 1862, the
regiment left Fond du Lac for St. Louis, Mo., and were camped in Benton
Barracks until March 24, when they were moved up the Tennessee river with
orders to report to General Grant at Savannah, Tenn., where they arrived March
28. The battle of Shiloh was fought April 5, 6, 7, and this regiment partici-
pated in it. I am sure whoever reads these lines would like also to read the
detailed account given by James in his letters to his parents of his experience
in this great battle; but space will not permit. That they were efficient sol-
diers I will quote from the "History of Wisconsin" : "This regiment was one
to rely upon in any emergency. Though suffering more than any other regi-
ment in the command, they maintained their lines and delivered their fire
with all the precision and coolness which could have been maintained upon drill.
They steadily held the skirmishers on our right and front at the foot of the hill
where we had so long and fierce a fight at Shiloh and lost 98 men." The can-
non they captured there now stands in Madison, Wis., and was presented by
them to the State Historical Society. July 23, they moved to Hamburg, and
Aug. 29 were marched to near Corinth, Miss., and were assigned to 2d Brigade,
Col. Oliver, Sixth Division, Brig.-Gen. McArthur. [After the Battle of Shiloh
Capt. J. G. Lawton was permitted to resign and was succeeded by Lieut. Sam-
uel Harrison. Col. David E. Wood was wounded in the battle and was succeeded
by Col. John Hancock.] Sept. 1, 1862, the Company were sent to rout out a
band of guerrillas at Kossuth and Chewalla; and again, at Iuka, September
22 after Gen. Frice, where a battle occurred. "At the 2 nd battle of Corinth, Oct.
3rd and 4th, 1862, the regiment under Col. Hancock displayed signal bravery, and
by its unflinching courage sustained the reputation it had acquired at Shiloh
where they had earned the name : 'Wisconsin Regulars.' " [At this battle Capt.
Harrison was wounded and later died, and was succeeded by Capt. Ward.] At
Corinth James Newton and some of the others moved too far front in the battle
and were cut off by the enemy — prisoners. His account of all this is thrilling.
One would not think it was only a boy writing. Boy or man, it was real to
him and he was able to describe it.

child was a son who died June, 1832 ; the other was Frances Jane Scarborough Estabrook 7 ,
b. in Brooklyn, Conn., Sept. 18, 1833, whose name was changed to Frances Amsden after the
death of her mother. She m. (1) Henry Woodrow; m. (2) James K. Newton. For further,
see note to Nathan Brigham Newton 6 (Hezekiah*).



BRANCH OF MOSES 423

As a prisoner he was first parolled and later exchanged, during which time
he came home. The exchanged men left Wisconsin January 1, 1863, went down
to Millikins Bend, were at Lake Providence, La., and Carthage, mostly after
Cotton; then to Vicksburg, Miss., when he participated in the unsuccessful
charge in May 22. The Company suffered severely — Captain hurt by a fall, both
Lieutenants wounded, every sergeant wounded and all but one corporal wounded ;
and James Newton, private, acting orderly sergeant. June 5, 1863, he writes :
"The Capt. was taken sick yesterday and was sent to the hospital; he left me
in command of the Company." He hoped to lead it into the city, but an officer
was on hand for that honor.

July 18, 1863, they were at Natchez, Miss., where the regiment was detailed
as provost guards and Newton was promoted to be 2d sergeant. He had for a
long time been acting as 1st sergeant (Orderly), while his rank up till now
was only private. After this, the regiment moved about much, which I omit.
In December, 1863, he reenlisted ("for the war" ; his first enlistment — "for three
years" — had not yet expired) and was given a furlough of thirty days. He was
now a "Veteran." Returning, the Veterans were assigned to the Division of
Gen. Thomas K. Smith, and participated in the Red River Expedition under
Gen. N. P. Banks — "a hard campaign," Newton says, of which he gives details.
His position as Company Clerk gave him opportunities of writing, which he
was glad to utilize, and tell of the many battles he had been in — "by the dozen"
he says.

In May, 1864, the regiment had returned and took part in the Tupelo Expedition
and battle there July 14. After that they were sent through Arkansas and
Missouri, returning, after a hard march after Gen. Price, 340 miles to Mem-
phis, Tenn. By this time he was having ague more or less, but kept with the
regiment and did his part. As Company Clerk he did not have to stand guard,
which saved him greatly. Another march of 290 miles, again after Gen. Price,
and in better health, and when the enemy was defeated several times. Novem-
ber, 1864, the regiment returned to St. Louis, Mo., and thence proceeded to
Nashville, Tenn., to reenforce Gen. Thomas, and was placed in the 16th Army
Corps, Gen. A. J. Smith's Division, and on December 2, 1864, were again in
line of battle against Gen. Hood; the battle occurring December 15. They fol-
lowed the enemy to Pulaski, and so on to Eastport, Miss. During this time there
had been a readjustment of the officers of the Company. John Ryan was made
Captain; Charles Beattie 1st Lieutenant; Reuben Wheeler, who had for long
time been 2d Lieutenant, was not changed as his time was soon to expire, and
James Newton, 1st Sergeant. The promotion, however, did not relieve him as
Company Clerk. He had both duties to perform — "sometimes I have my hands
full," he writes. From Eastport they were sent out several times to Corinth and
Iuka, and back, routing Gen. Ross. At Eastport he had the pleasure of seeing
his brother Samuel, "found him on the other side of the river [at Waterloo] . . .
he was just eating his dinner, a plate full of mush with a piece of fried pork."
February 8, 1865, they left Eastport, going by way of New Orleans to Mobile,
Ala., where they were used to invest Spanish Fort, being constantly engaged as
skirmishers and sharpshooters until its surrender April 8, after which they went
to Montgomery, Ala. May 1, 1865, he writes: "I went down to the city yester-
day and attended divine service in the Capitol, where four years ago Jeff. Davis
delivered his inaugural address. The room was crowded, principally with sol-
diers, but I noticed a few citizens and several ladies. The sermon was preached
by one of our Army Chaplains and was really very good. The text was, 'and they
laughed him to scorn.'" July 27, 1865, he was mustered in as a commissioned
officer, 2d Lieutenant, in place of Lieutenant Wheeler. In August he was
appointed Special Commissioner for Administering the Amnesty Oath and sta-
tioned at Nixburg, Ala. (about forty miles north of Montgomery), and the regi-



424 NEWTON GENEALOGY

ment returned to Mobile. The war was over. He was discharged October 10,
1865, "by reason of services no longer required." ... "I start for Mont-
gomery in half an hour."

Returning to DePere in his 23d year, Mr. Newton thought to fit himself for a
business career. He went to Ripon College, taking special studies. Later he
entered the preparatory course from which he was graduated in 1867, and in
September of that year entered, a Freshman, Oberlin College in Ohio, taking
the regular course. Finding that he possessed an unusual aptitude for the acquir-
ing of languages, he was advised to and decided upon making that his special
line of work; the last year of his course to be spent wholly upon that, and in
Europe. He sailed with his wife, December 1, 1870. The next two and one-
half years were spent at Brunswick, Germany, Vevey and Lausanne, Switzer-
land and last, Berlin, Prussia.

While still in Europe he received an invitation to accept the work of Instructor
of French and German at Oberlin College, upon his return. They returned in
April, 1873, and he took up the work. In July, 1873, the College conferred upon
him the degree of A.M. In August, 1875, a Professorship of Modern Languages
was created in the college and Mr. Newton was appointed to fill the chair. His
work at Oberlin was eminently successful. From formerly being considered as
one of the fancy studies these are now rated among the essentials. Some of his
lectures before the students he was invited to repeat in other places, and have
printed, which he did. He was brought up to be a Christian, and while at Ripon,
Wis., united with the Congregational Church. At Oberlin he was elected Dea-
con in the Second Congregational Church, which office he filled until March,
1888, when an increasing bronchial affection, brought on by overwork and the
malarial climate, compelled his retirement from both the College work and church
work in that vicinity. In August, 1888, he removed with his family to Cali-
fornia, where he bought a small fruit acreage, which he planted, and otherwise
engaged in the buying and selling of nursery stock, residing at Nordhoff, Calif.,
where he died — the bronchial trouble having become consumption. He received
a United States pension.

Mr. Newton was tall — between two and three inches above six feet, and car-
ried himself as soldiers must; brown eyes; light complexion, fair hair, black
whiskers. This is a queer combination that is many times repeated in his line
of Newtons.

CHILDREN.

4105. i. Simon Estabrook , b. July 14, 1872, at Lausanne, Switzerland ; d. March 17,

1873, at Berlin, Prussia ; croup,
ii. Unnamed daughter, b. March, 1874, at Oberlin, Ohio : d. soon.

4106. iii. Jacqueline King 9 , b. Jan. 15, 1875, at Oberlin, Ohio ; m. Oct. 20, 1904, at

No. 1616 Riggs Place, Washington, D. O, Van Ness Delamater.



3664. SAMUEL NEWTON 8 (Abel D. T , Edward 6 , Paul 5 , Nathan*, Jonathan 3 ,
Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Abel Densmore and Betsey (Leonard) Newton of
North Leverett, and Ashfield, Mass., Mackinaw, La Pointe, Green Bay and
DePere, W T is., was born at Green Bay, Wis., March 25, 1844, and died at DePere,
Wis., July 10, 1903.

He married at DePere, Wis., April 14, 1876, by Rev. Edward P. Salmon of
the Congregational Church, Julia Ann Gage, daughter of Richard and Mary
Ann (Bradford) Gage* of Plymouth, DePere and Shawano, Wis. She was born
in , Canada, April 23, 1852. Residence, DePere, Wis.

* Richard Gage was born April 14, 1823, in Canada. He was in the meat market busi-
ness, and later a farmer at Shawano, Wis., and married again. He was son of Rev. Abel
Gage of the Methodist Church. Ann Bradford, born in Vermont, daughter of Joseph
Bradford.



BRANCH OF MOSES 425

Samuel Newton was educated in the public and private schools at DePere,
Wis., and later worked with his father on the farm and in the blacksmith's shop.
He became quite proficient in the latter trade, but not to the extent of his
father's ability.

In 1864, when the draft for troops was most felt, Newton was twenty years
of age. There were five called for from his district, and only three men left
who were eligible from whom to take them. The others had enlisted in other
towns for the bounties offered. Thus, whether he would or not, he had to
become a soldier. He enlisted at Green Bay, August 24, 1864, private in Com-
pany G, Lieut. J. H. Barnes, First Wisconsin Cavalry Volunteers, "to serve one
year or during the war," and was sent to Madison, Wis., to await transportation
to the regiment, which was then a part of the Army of the Cumberland under
Rosecranz, soon to be superseded by Gen. Thomas. September 29, 1864, he
arrived at Nashville, Tenn. From this time on Mr. Newton kept a diary of his
experiences, which, together with his letters to his parents, gives us quite an idea
of what a soldier's daily life may be. For use here I regret not to be able to
give more than his itinerary, as I was obliged to do in the case of his brothers.
October 5 he was mounted and immediately sent out on a raid against guerrillas
and was gone about two weeks. This rem n ant of the regiment, with others in
like case, left Nashville, October 21, 1864, expecting to join the full regiment
at Chattanooga. They marched via Murfreesborough, Selbyville, Tallahoma,
and crossed the Cumberland mountains October 25, arriving at Stephenson,
Ala., October 26; going on from there they reached Chattanooga, October 29.
But the regiment had gone to Calhoun, Ga., and they followed. Arriving to
within one mile of Calhoun they met the regiment on its way back to Nashville
as guard to the Brigade wagon train, 400 mule wagons en train, with orders for
the recruits to return with them. They returned by another road, reaching Chat-
tanooga, November 5. On the 8th they were camped at the foot of Lookout
Mountain. "Then the election came off . . . and I cast my first vote for 'Old
Abe,' " he writes. Both of his brothers cast their first votes for Abraham Lin-
coln in this election. Reaching McMinnville, November 13, they crossed the
Cumberland mountains and were again at Murfreesborough, November 15, and
Nashville, November 17. He writes from Louisville, "It has rained every day for
three weeks." November 24, he states, "I weigh 175 lbs." November 30, "Have
done my first regular mounted drill ; got along very well considering." "Dec. 1.
Have done nothing of any consequence except to shoe my horse, until tonight
was ordered out on picket." December 4, the regiment went out from Louis-
ville, Ky., again and drove the enemy from Bowling Green, Hopkinsville and
Elizabethtown, Ky., when the campaign closed and they went into winter quarters
at Waterloo, Ala., arriving there January 30, 1865, and remaining until March 10,
1865. Of this raid through Kentucky Mr. Newton gives a graphic account as
to his part in the defeat of the rebel Gen. Hood's raid into Kentucky, and the
rebel Gen. Lyon's rout at Hopkinsville. At Waterloo, Ala., Mr. Newton was
able to exchange visits with his brother, James, of the 14th Wisconsin Infantry,
who were in camp at Eastport, Miss., across the river. The river became so
swollen that on March 1, the Cavalry moved camp across to Eastport, and on
March 10, under command of Gen. James H. Wilson, began a series of marches,
of driving the enemy before them, of capture and of destruction of rebel prop-



Online LibraryErmina Newton LeonardNewton genealogy, genealogical, biographical, historical, being a record of the descendants of Richard Newton of Sudbury and Marlborough, Massachusetts 1638, with genealogies of families descended from the immigrants Rev. Roger Newton of Milford, Connecticut, Thomas Newton of Fairfield, Connecticut, → online text (page 66 of 131)