Nathan G. Newton letters, 1862-1863

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Newton, Nathan G.
Title: Nathan G. Newton letters, 1862-1863
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 364
Extent: 1 microfilm reel (MF)
Abstract:Microfilm copy of the papers of Union soldier Nathan G. Newton, who served in the 45th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Loaned for microfilming, 1961.


[after identification of item(s)], Nathan G. Newton letters, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


EK, 1961.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Nathan G. Newton was apparently a resident of Framingham, Massachusetts at the time of his enlistment in the United States Army during the Civil War. He served in Co. F., 45th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. Newton's cousin, Alonzo E. Newton, served in another Massachusetts regiment stationed near New Bern-possibly the 25th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. He was hospitalized in Mansfield General Hospital near Morehead City, North Carolina.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of the papers of Nathan G. Newton from 1862-1864. The papers include thirteen letters from Nathan G. Newton to his mother and two from Alonzo Newton to Nathan Newton. Nathan's letters contain good detail on combat, camp routine, food, shelter, and some material on slaves. During the period covered by these letters, his regiment was located near New Bern, North Carolina, at Camp Massachusetts. He describes action in the battle at Kinston, North Carolina in December 1862. Alonzo Newton's letters were written from the Mansfield General Hospital.

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Arranged in chronological order.

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