AfriGeneas Military Research Forum
Alexander Herritage Newton, Civil War veteran
Searching for letters, journals, and other personal documents referencing the life and military service of Alexander Herritage Newton, who served as a commissary sergeant with the Twenty-Ninth Connecticut Infantry from 1863-1865. Born in North Carolina, Newton (1837-1921) was the son of a slave father and free mother. After the war he became a minister. He also authored "Out of the Briars: An Autobiography and Sketch of the Twenty-Ninth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers." If you have unpublished materials to share, please contact me.