Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jasper N. Newland

Age, twenty-seven; accredited in the Adjutant's Report to Polk County; native of Ohio; enlisted Jan. 16, 1862; died July 1, 1862. "A good, sturdy soldier," says Lieutenant Reese Wilkins; and Captain Studer says, — "A good, quiet, faithful soldier; never said an unkind word to his companions; a religious man; a Methodist. He would get down on his knees and pray, unmindful of jeers or scoffs. Fought bravely in the battle of Shiloh. Died at Monterey, Tenn., of typhoid fever."

SOURCE: Leonard Brown, American Patriotism: Or, Memoirs Of Common Men, p. 219

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