ABRAHAM NEWMAN, Company "B"
This family was found in the 1860 Census of West Finley, Washington County, Pa.:
Abraham Newman, 55, Laborer, b PA
Catharine, 50, b PA
William, 24, Farm Laborer, b PA
George, 21, Laborer, b PA
Samuel, 18, b PA
Aaron, 16, b PA
Abraham Newman died in General Hospital, York, Pa. on 18 Sep 1864 of chronic diarrhea. He was the father of Aaron and Samuel Newman, also in Company "B." Aaron died while a P.O.W. at Andersonville prison. Samuel died 6 Sept 1864 of a wound in the bowels sustained 5 Sep 1864 in a battle at Bunker Hill, near Martinsburg, W. Va.
The service of other the sons has not been researched.
The Civil War medals of Abraham, Samuel and Aaron, issued by the state of West Virginia, are owned by David Aeberli.
Provided by David Aeberli.
SERVICE RECORD, NATIONAL ARCHIVES:
Enrolled 6 Aug 1861 at Washington, Pa. in Co. B 1st W. Va. Cavalry for a term of 3 years. Mustered into service as Private 19 Sep 1861 at Wheeling. Listed as 45 years on Vol. Enlistment 28 Dec 1863. Remustered as a Veteran Vol. Jan 1, 1864 at New Creek W. Va. Listed as age 45. Occupation, farmer. Height 5ft. 8 1/2 in., black eyes, gray hair, dark complexion.
Battles in Kelly's Ford, Hanover, Pa. 30 June 1863; Gettysburg, 3 July 1863; Hagerstown, 7 July 1863; Boonsboro, 9 July 1863; Buckland, Md., 19 Oct 1863.
July 1863 at Washington DC with unserviceable horses.
Admitted to General Hospital, York Pa. 10 Sep 1864 with chronic diarrhea and died of that 18 Oct. 1864. Record of death and interment lists his age as 50 years old. Late address as West Finley, Wash. Co. Pa. Buried the 19th in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, Pa. #128
Officers Certificate of Disability signed by Capt. Hugh Boone states: "At time of enlistment was in robust health, temperate habits and did his duty faithfully."
Sadly a list of his belongings is meager according to Record of Death And Interment:
1 waste belt
1 saddle bag
1 gum blanket, woolen blanket
pr. socks & gloves
1 drawers, & pants
pocket book, watch, eye glasses, $1.80
revolver had an ( X ) next to it and assume it was returned to service.
Written across this inventory stated: "Effects sold by council of administration Aug 1st, 1865"
WIDOW'S PENSION FILE, NATIONAL ARCHIVES:
Filed by Catherine who lists her address as Rich Hill Twp. Greene Co. Pa. on July 6th. 1865
She lists her age as 58
Soldier married Catherine Miller Newman July 2, 1827 - no certificate, bible records
Catherine Newman died January (document torn looks like ?9), 1894.