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John Newcomer

Birthplace: Larto Lake, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, United States
Death: August 08, 1911 (71)
Place of Burial: Cheneyville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Newcomer and Mary Ann Cathey
Husband of Florence Harris
Brother of Elizabeth Harris; Catherine Ford; Henry Newcomer; Mary Newcomer and Aaron Newcomer

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About John Newcomer

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Newcomer, John,Pvt. Co. B, 1st (Nelligan's) La. Inf. En. Aug. 2, 1861, New Orleans, La. Present on all Rolls to Nov. 1, 1863. Rolls from Nov., 1863, to Aug., 1864, Absent, sick. On Register of Prisoners of War, Paroled April 10, 1865. Age 25 years, eyes blue, hair gray, complexion dark, height 5 ft. 8 in., Res. Avoyelles Par., La. Record copied from Memorial Hall, New Orleans, La., by by the War Dept., Washington, D. C., May, 1903, born La., occupation farmer, Res. Alexandria, La., age when enlisted 20, single. Absent, detailed ambulance driver. Disabled.

Henry, Aaron and John enlisted in the Civil War together on August 2, 1861, stating that their home was in Alexandria which is in Rapides Parish.

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.

Aaron Newcomer, a farmer, was single and twenty-two years old when he enlisted. show that he was absent because he was sick. Later it states that he died at Lynchburg, Virginia____1862.

John Newcomer, the youngest, was single and twenty years old. He was present on all rolls to November 2, 1863. From that time until August 1864 he was absent and listed as sick. He was a detailed ambulance driver and was wounded by being shot in both legs. Perhaps during the ten months he was absent he was recuperating from his wounds. He changed his place of residence during this time to Avoyelles Parish where his sister Elizabeth lived. He was taken prisoner of war and paroled on April 10, 1865. When he was discharged, he was listed as disabled. His records give a detailed description of his appearance in 1865. He was twenty-five years of age, had eyes blue, gray hair, his complexion was dark, and his height was five feet eight inches.

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John Newcomer's Timeline

June 20, 1840
Larto Lake, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, United States
August 8, 1911
Age 71
Cheneyville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States