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John Newton

Date of Birth:      August 25, 1822
Hometown:         Norfolk, VA
Education:           West Point, 1842
Final Wartime Rank:    Major General
Final Peacetime Rank:  Brigadier General

Date of Death:     May 1, 1895
Place of Death:    New York, NY
Buried At:           West Point

Major Battles:        Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, Antietam Campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Atlanta Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Nelson graduated 2nd, in the 1842 Class, at West Point, a class that included such revered names as Lafayette McLaws, James Longstreet, A.P. Stewart, William Rosecrans and Abner Doubleday.  After Fredericksburg, Nelson was one of the generals that recommended to Lincoln, that Ambrose Burnside be removed from command.  This did not help his military career, a career that he exhibited the highest bravery.

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