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Kidwell Levy Wilson

Obituary of Newton J. Kidwell, Columbus, Ohio.

Newton J. Kidwell, a former resident of Virginia, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. E. Wilson, in Columbus, Ohio, on July 9, 1920, aged seventy-one years. Mr. Kidwell enlisted in the Confederate army at the age of fifteen years, serving in Company B, 8th Virginia Regiment of Pickett's famous division, and was one of the seven survivors of Pickett's charge at Gettysburg; five of the others were wounded. He was captured and remained a prisoner until the end of the war. He leaves his wife, one son (James Kidwell, of Columbus), and one daughter. He was a member of the Central Baptist Church and a charter member and, at the time of his death, Commander of Ohio Camp, No. 1181 U. C. V., of Columbus, Ohio.

[John H. Levy, Adjutant Camp 1181.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, September, 1920.

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