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About Henry Newlin
In Memorium - Private Henry Newlin Company D, 66th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry. (born: 1839 in Orange County, IN - died: January, 1864 in Richmond, VA)
Henry Newlin and his brother Joel signed up for a three year enlistment on August 12, 1862 in Paoli, Indiana. The 66th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry was organized on August 19 in New Albany, Indiana. Joel and Henry were in Company D. On August 30 most of the soldiers of the 66th Indiana were captured at the Battle of Richmond, Kentucky. Henry and Joel were in a Confederate prison camp for a short time until they were paroled and sent back to New Albany, Indiana.
Henry was captured again, later in the war, and died on January 14, 1864 in Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia. He was probably buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond. Many of the Union POW graves that could be identified were disinterred after the war and shipped back to the soldier’s home for reburial. There are no records of Henry’s remains being sent home or buried.
The 66th Indiana marched with Sherman’s Union Army through the South in 1863 and 1864. The regiment was part of Sherman’s Army in April, 1865 when Confederate General Joseph Johnston surrendered the last major southern army to General Sherman.
From April 29 to May 19, 1865, Joel marched with the 66th Indiana from Durham, North Carolina, to Washington, DC; during this march they passed through Richmond, Virginia, the former Confederate Capitol. Joel participated in the Grand Review of the Armies in Washington, DC on May 24, 1865, and was mustered out on June 3, 1865.
Joel did not hold a grudge over his brother's death. After the war he often hosted reunions for local veterans of the Union Army in his home. A neighbor who was a Confederate Army veteran was also made welcome at those meetings.