Brevet Brig. General Walter C. Newberry (USA)

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Walter Cass Newberry

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Birthplace: Sangerfield, Oneida County, New York, United States
Death: July 20, 1912 (76)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Amasa Stoughton Newberry and Cornelia Perry Newberry
Husband of Harriet Newberry
Father of Jessie Cornelia McCreary

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About Brevet Brig. General Walter C. Newberry (USA)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_C._Newberry

Walter Cass Newberry (December 23, 1835 - July 20, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Newberry was born in Sangerfield, New York and enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War as a private in the Eighty-first Regiment, New York Volunteers. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1861, captain in 1862, major of the Twenty-fourth Regiment, New York Cavalry, in 1863, lieutenant colonel and colonel in 1864, and was brevetted brigadier general March 31, 1865.

He moved to Petersburg, Virginia, in 1865, and served as mayor of Petersburg in 1869 and 1870, resigning in the latter year. He moved to Richmond, Virginia, in 1870, and was Superintendent of public property for the State for four years.

He moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1876, and was Postmaster of Chicago in 1888 and 1889. Newberry was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1892.

He died in Chicago on July 20, 1912 and was interred in Graceland Cemetery.

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Brevet Brig. General Walter C. Newberry (USA)'s Timeline

1835
December 23, 1835
Sangerfield, Oneida County, New York, United States
1870
October 16, 1870
1912
July 20, 1912
Age 76
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States