2nd Sgt Melvin A Newman
Melvin A Newman name: Newman, Melvin A
Rank: 2nd Sgt 
Branch: Union 
Regiment: Co. F, 155th Regiment, New York Infantry
Cemetery: Oakhill Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin 
Service: -
Birth: 6/14/1841
Death: 3/15/1915
Notes: also served in the 27th or 21st NY Infantry. Headstone indicates 27th, govt. records show the 21st. Son of Abraham Dobson Newman. Grandparents Abraham and Lucinda (Crippen) Newman were from Stafford, Connecticut .
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  155th Regiment, New York Infantry1

Organized at New York City and mustered in November 18, 1862, at Newport News, Va. Left State for Newport News, Va., November 10, 1862. Attached to Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia, to December, 1862. Corcoran's Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to April, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Corcoran's Brigade, King's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Defences of Washington, to November, 1863. 1st Brigade, Corcoran's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to December, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Tyler's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty at Newport News, Va., till December, 1862, and at Suffolk, Va., till June, 1863. Expedition toward Blackwater January 8-10, 1863. Action at Deserted House January 30. Siege of Suffolk April 12-May 4. Edenton Road and Nansemond April 15. Edenton Road April 24. Providence Church Road, Nansmond River, May 3. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Expedition to Blackwater June 12-18. Carrsville June 16. Blackwater June 17. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Moved to Washington, D. C. July 10, and duty in the Defences of that city and guard duty on Orange & Alexandria Railroad till May, 1864. Actions at Sangster's Station December 15 and 17, 1863. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field May, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May 17-June 15. Spottsylvania Court House May 17-21. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton Road and White Oak Ridge March 29-31. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge, Farmville Farmville, April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville till May 2. March to Washington May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Duty at Washington till July. Mustered out July 15, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 105 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 71 Enlisted men by disease. Total 187.

1 Source: National Park Service, Soldiers and Sailors System; "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer,Cosmas; An Army for Empire : The United States Army in the Spanish American War by A. Graham, (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Co., 1993).

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