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Henry Newcomer

Birthplace: Larto Lake, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, United States
Death: November 19, 1863 (23-31)
Point Lookout POW Camp, Scotland, St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Newcomer and Mary Ann Cathey
Brother of Elizabeth Harris; Catherine Ford; Mary Newcomer; Aaron Newcomer and John Newcomer

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About Henry Newcomer

The record states that Henry Newcomer, a farmer, was a single, twenty-five year old young man when he enlisted. He was present on all rolls from November 1861 to April 1863. Then for the roll for May and June of 1863, he was reported absent and reported missing since the battle of Gettysburg. It was determined that he was a prison in the hands of the enemy. He had been taken prisoner at Gettysburg, Virginia and sent to Fort Delaware, Delaware. He was there from July 7 to July 12 before he was transferred to Pt. Lookout, Maryland where he died in a prison hospital a few months later on November 19, 1863.

see link for more about the Newcomer family, by Chessie Pollary and Caroleen May.

NEWCOMER, Henry: Present 2 July and captured the following day, he died at Point Lookout 19 November 1863 and was buried in the prison cemetery. Born in Louisiana, this single 25-year-old farmer from Alexandria was present at King's School House and Malvern Hill and present detailed at 2nd Manassas, Harpers Ferry, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. He rejoined the ranks from his detail at 2nd Winchester 15 June 1863.

Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, by John W. Busey, Travis W. Busey

Newcomer, Henry,Pvt. Co. B, 1st (Nelligan's) La. Inf. En. Aug. 2, 1861, New Orleans, La. Present on all Rolls Nov., 1861, to April, 1863. Roll for May and June, 1863, Absent, missing since battle of Gettysburg. Rolls from June, 1863, to March 1, 1864, Absent, prisoner in the hands of the enemy. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. Sent to Fort Delaware, Del., July 7 to 12, 1863. Transfd. to Pt. Lookout, Md., Oct. 18, 1862. Died Nov. 19, 1863, at Pt. Lookout, Md. Roll for Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, 1864, dated Nov. 1, 1864, Died in Prison Hospl., Pt. Lookout, Md. Born La., occupation farmer, Res. Alexandria, La., age when enlisted 25, single.

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Henry Newcomer's Timeline

Larto Lake, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, United States
November 19, 1863
Age 27
Scotland, St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States