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Marcellus J. Newman
Birth: Dec. 6, 1835
Death: Nov. 15, 1905

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in the Union Army in Company B, 111th Illinois Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on May 14, 1864 at Resaca, Georgia. His citation reads "Voluntarily returned, in the face of a severe fire from the enemy, and rescued a wounded comrade who had been left behind as the regiment fell back." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph Newman (1810 - 1885)
  Thirsa Ann Clark Newman (1809 - 1890)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy J Newman (1852 - 1931)*
 
 Siblings:
  David C. Newman (1833 - 1859)*
  Marcellus J. Newman (1835 - 1905)
  Francis Marion Newman (1838 - 1897)*
  Joseph M. Newman (1840 - 1905)*
  Barthana Newman (1844 - 1847)*
  Mahala Newman (1844 - 1845)*
  Thirza Ann Newman Meyer (1848 - 1926)*
  George W. Newman (1850 - 1851)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
New Hope Cemetery
Meeker
Lincoln County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Section 3, Lot 2
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Nov 08, 2003
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Marcellus J. Newman
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Marcellus J. Newman
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Marcellus J. Newman
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- James Snow
 Added: Nov. 15, 2014
The medal was first authorized in 1905 for the fortieth anniversary of the Civil War's conclusion. The blue and gray ribbon denotes the respective uniform colors of the U.S. and Confederate troops. The Army Civil War Campaign Medal was established by the ...(Read more)
- Grateful Patriot
 Added: Jul. 18, 2014
Thank you, Sir, for your bravery.
- Wes T.
 Added: Jul. 18, 2014
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