Pvt William E Newlin

30 January 2019

William E. Newlin was a cadet at Charles C. Tew’s Hillsborough Military Academy at the start of the war and served as a Confederate drillmaster before he was old enough to enlist. In July 1862, then age 18, he mustered as Private, Company B, First North Carolina Infantry. He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

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