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and, so that we have rented the little cottage to another. One room answers the purpose of dining-room and sleeping-room, by putting a large screen around the bed; the girls have a room, and we use the parlour of the family for entertaining our guests. For this we pay $60 per month and half of the gas bill. But this has been a sad, sad month to me, and I find it very difficult to bring my mind to attend to the ordinary affairs of life. On the 11th of this month, our nephew, Captain William B. Newton, was killed while leading a cavalry charge in Culpeper County. We have the consolation of believing that his redeemed spirit has passed into heaven; but to how many has the earth been left desolate! His young wife and three lovely children; his father, mother, sisters, brothers, uncles and aunts, have seen the pride of their hearts pass away. His country mourns him as a great public loss. The bar, the legislative hall, and the camp proudly acknowledge his brilliant talents. In
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.31 (search)
se, a few miles from Richmond, and then journeyed to Summer Hill, the estate of Mrs. Mary Page Newton, widow of Captain William B. Newton, Confederate States army, they would have found in the family burying-ground a grass-covered grave, but with noving the mill-cart from Westwood, the home of Dr. William S. R. Brockenbrough, and the adjoining place to Summer Hill, Mrs. Newton being a niece of Mrs. Brockenbrough's. Mrs. Brockenbrough took charge of the body, and, as a Federal picket was in posr principles, so tenderly and gently they placed him in his grave, and the young girls covered him over with flowers. Mrs. Newton read the burial service of the Episcopal Church, and as the grave was being filled by the faithful negroes the ladies sang Nearer, My God, to Thee and Rock of Ages. Besides Mrs. Newton, there were present Mrs. Brockenbrough and her little daughter, supposed to be the child in the picture; her two nieces, Misses Maria and May Dabney; Mrs. Dr. J. Philip Smith, and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Raid on Catlett's. [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, April 16, 1899.] (search)
ey had no hats nor shoes, and wherever one was seen he was soon captured or cut down. It was an awful and exciting time. Soon after my regiment came up Captain William B. Newton, of Company G, was ordered to take a squad of men and proceed to the railroad to cut the telegraph wire. I formed one of the squad, but what we were to hes of lightning, which were still very vivid, we could see, by climbing to the top of the embankment, a line of Federal infantry drawn up ready for action. Captain Newton called for volunteers to climb a pole and cut the wire. We had all seen the danger ,and knew the risk, and as we had nothing to cut with, and a telegraph polh a thud. We were sure he had been killed. but the next moment he rolled down the embankment and jumped up all right. We could do nothing with the wire, so Captain Newton took us back to the company. Out from the tents were packed all of General Pope's headquarters wagons, and many others, I suppose. Several had been set on f
g is a list of the officers and companies who have reported at the Camp: Roster of field, Staff and officers of the line. Col. Sherwin McRae, Commanding. Maj. J. J. Werth, 1st Major. Maj. Thos. G. Armstead, 2d Major. John F. Wren, Adjutant. Daniel E. Gardner, Quartermaster. F. W. Hancock, Assistant Surgeon. Edmund Fontaine, Sergeant Major. Walter K. Martin, Paymaster. Miles C. Selden, Assistant Commissary. Companies. Hanover Troop--Capt. Wms. C. Wickham, Lieut. Wm. B. Newton, Lieut. B. H. Bowles. Henrico Troop--Col. J. L Davis, Lieut. Comm'g B. W. Green, Jr., Lieut. John E. Friend. Governor's Guard, Richmond City--Capt. J. G. Cabell, Lieut. O. A. Crenshaw, Lieut. R. B. Kennon. Chesterfield Troop A--Capt. Henry W. Cox, Lieut. Jos. T. Mason, Lieut. Geo. C. Gregory. Chesterfield Troop B--Capt. Wm. B. Ball, Lieut. Wm. B. Wooldridge, Lieut. Charles B. Rhodes. Charles City Troop--Capt. Robert Douthat, Lieut. Thos. W. Willcox, Lieut. Archibald Taylor,
such feelings. Prior to the raising of the glorious emblem of Southern independence, the flag of the late U. States was lowered for the last time. That which superceded it had all the affection and reverence it once possessed in the breasts of the people. A band of music was in attendance and the thousands present jubilant. In obedience to repeated and enthusiastic calls, addresses were delivered on the ground by B. B. Douglass, Esq., of the State Senate; Wm. F. Gordon, of Albemarle; Wm. B. Newton, Delegate from Hanover; Chas. Irving, and Thos. T. Cropper, of this city, whose stirring appeals were listened to with eager interest. After the ceremonies at the ground were concluded, the people assembled with music and cheers in front of the Exchange Hotel, where they were addressed in eloquent terms by Col. Isbell, Senator from Jefferson county. Proceeding thence to the Spotswood House, the people were again addressed most acceptably, in the Southern-Rights view, by Hon. Jeremi
The Daily Dispatch: October 14, 1863., [Electronic resource], Alarming raids of Confederate Steamers off the Cape of Good Hope. (search)
Death of Capt. W. B. Newton. --Another of the brightest and bravest sons of the South is added to the noble list sacrificed for the country in this war in the death of Capt. Wm. B. Newton, of Hanover, in the cavalry fight on the Rapidan on the 11th inst. He was one of the ablest of the young men of the State, and had distinguished himself in the legislative councils.--He has acquitted himself as a true patriot and brave soldier in the war, and his death is deeply lamented. Death of Capt. W. B. Newton. --Another of the brightest and bravest sons of the South is added to the noble list sacrificed for the country in this war in the death of Capt. Wm. B. Newton, of Hanover, in the cavalry fight on the Rapidan on the 11th inst. He was one of the ablest of the young men of the State, and had distinguished himself in the legislative councils.--He has acquitted himself as a true patriot and brave soldier in the war, and his death is deeply lamented.
rnor, as follows: Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Delegates: Another young and gifted son of Virginia has fallen in defending the honor of his native State, and in upholding the Confederacy.--Prior to the opening of the war Capt. Wm. B. Newton represented the county of Hanover in the House-of Delegates with distinguished ability, and his political career gave assurance of great future distinction. His conduct during the war has been marked by gallantry, courage and devotion to were reported: A bill in relation to omitted taxes and erroneous taxation and assessments; a bill abolishing the Board of Visitors of the Eastern Lunatic Asylum. A communication from the Governor was read, in relation to the death of Capt. Wm. B. Newton. Speeches on the character of the deceased were made by Messrs. Rutherfoord, Haymond, and McCue. After which the resolutions introduced on the subject were ordered to be placed upon the Journal, and a copy of the same to be sent the fami
He had been left with his command near Raccoon Ford to check any advance of the Yankees on the Rapidan. While this flank movement was progressing they had a severe fight with the enemy at Raccoon Ford on the same day, and repulsed him handsomely, reaching Brandy in time to participate in the fight with General Stuart. The engagement closed shortly after twilight, leaving a large number of killed and wounded on the field. We lost in this engagement some gallant spirits, among them Capt. Wm. B. Newton, of the 4th Virginia. During the night they retired, under cover of their guns, on the opposite side of the Rappahannock, not manifesting any inclination to fight. The next morning, at 12 o'clock, Gen. Stuart proceeded on the Rixeyville road to Warrenton Springs. Before arriving at this point he came up with Gen. Gregg's command, with a portion of it dismounted, placed in rifle pits on the slope of the heights near the river. After skirmishing with them for some time, and fail
Tributes of respect. at a meeting of Co. G, 4th Va. Cavalry, held at their camp near Brandy Station, on the 26th day of October, 1863, Lieut. D. A Timberlake was called to the Chair, and Sergt. W. L. Wingfield appointed Secretary; whereupon the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted: Whereas, it has seemed best, in the dispensations of an all wise and just Providence, to take from us our beloved Captain, William B. Newton, who fell, shot through the brain, whilst leading most gallantly the 4th Va. Cavalry in the charge at Raccoon Ford, on the 11th October, the officers and men of his company do Resolve-- 1. That in his death our Confederacy has lost one of its most earnest, faithful, and devoted defenders, wise in counsel, gallant in the field, with the highest order of intellectual abilities and social qualities of the most winning character, he was universally respected and admired as the model of a soldier, a patriot, and a man; and so ea