Edmiston, Newton J.

Photo:    1st_Arkansas_Cavalry_FlagAge at Enlistment: 20

Length of Service: 1861-1863

State:  Arkansas

Rank:  Pvt

Unit:   1st Battalion AR Cavalry (Stirman’s)

Service Record:  Enlisted Co. D on 26 Oct 1861; captured at the Black River Bridge near Champion Hill on 17 May 1863 and sent to Memphis, TN 25 May 1863; sent to Camp Morton, IN, then to Ft. Delaware union prison, then to Pt. Lookout MD union prison arriving on 20 Sep 1863; exchanged at City Point, VA on 24 Dec 1863; NFR

Survived War:  Yes

Cemetery / Burial:  Crosby Cemetery, Mason Co., TX

Soldier Info: Born in Washington, Co., AR in 1841; Died in Coryell, TX in 1877

Relationship to Author:  2nd cousin 5x