A well-to-do merchant from Butts County, James Mitchell Newton was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 6th Georgia Infantry at its organization in May 1861. He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 while in command of the remnants of the regiment in or near the Bloody Lane.

His portrait is thanks to descendants Mike Newton and Deidre Jean Hyde.

One Response to “Lieutenant Colonel James M Newton, 6th Georgia”

  1. Keith Bohannon says:

    I am researching the 6th Georgia Infantry and would like to get in touch with the descendants of Lt. Col. James M. Newton. My name is Keith Bohannon and I teach history at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Ga.

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