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Albright Newman Rives

Obituary of L. C. Newman, Stanton, Tennessee.

L. C. Newman, of Stanton, Tenn., was born near Sumter, S. C., May 17, 1841, and died in Atlanta, Ga., June 10, 1916. He was a brave Confederate soldier, having volunteered at the outbreak of the war and served in Company A, 10th South Carolina Regiment, which was assigned to the engineering corps on the coast of South Carolina, The second year of the war his command was transferred to the Army of Tennessee, and he took part in the battles of Murfreesboro, Corinth, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Dalton, Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, and Atlanta. Comrade Newman was with General Hood in all that arduous campaign back to Tennessee, engaging in many skirmishes, as well as the bloody battles of Franklin and Nashville and in the retreat from Tennessee. His command was again placed under Gen. J. E. Johnston at Bentonville, N. C., and was surrendered at Greensboro, N. C.

He then returned to his old home in South Carolina, but soon afterwards went to West Tennessee and engaged in business in the southern part of Haywood, County. He was married to Miss Sue Rives, of Fayette County, in October, 1873, and then located at Stanton, Tenn., engaging in the general merchandise business, also conducting a hotel. After the death of Mrs. Newman, in 1906, he remained on his farm for several years and later was with his daughter in Stanton. For several years he was a member of the county court of Haywood County, always careful of the interests of his county. He was also a deacon and trustee of the Presbyterian Church at Stanton. He attended the Birmingham Reunion, a gathering he always enjoyed, and then visitied relatives in Alabama and South Carolina. On his way home he was taken violently ill and died in Atlanta. He was buried in Stanton beside his beloved wife.

Comrade Newman is survived by a son and two daughters, two brothers and two sisters.

G. N. Albright.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, September, 1916.

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