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This profile was last updated on 2/17/06  and contains information from public web pages.
 
Background

Employment History

  • Commander
    No 2 Commando
  • Lieutenant
    31st Regiment
  • Lieutenant Colonel

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founding Member
    Young Men's Democratic Association of Brooklyn
Web References
New Page 2
www.bafa.org.au, 17 Feb 2006 [cached]
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Newman, Commander of No 2 Commando, set down the following conditions of service in his unit
Kane Street Historical Journal
d2047949.u36.uscjhost.net, 10 Nov 2006 [cached]
His parents were Charles Newman and Eliza Morange, who were married on October 3, 1838 in a New York synagogue by Reverend Edward Miers. (In 1879 Congregation Baith Israel engaged Rabbi Miers.) Nothing is known of Newman's early childhood, his schooling, or his family's circumstances, other than that when Leopold was about eight years old his father served as a colonel in the Mexican War.
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Charles Newman suffered from kidney disease and impaired vision, and was unable to do manual work.It is not known when Newman and his father joined our Synagogue, which was founded in 1856, one year after his mother's death.
On May 27th, 1861 just six weeks after the fall of Fort Sumter, Newman and two close friends were among the first to enlist in the 31st Infantry Regiment of New York Volunteers.Organized in Williamsburgh, the regiment was mustered in on May 24, 1861 under Col.
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At the time of his enlistment, Newman was twenty-two and engaged to be married.He was well known as a good orator, a man of ability, and a lawyer of merit and distinction.More importantly, he displayed leadership, for he was a founding member of the Young Men's Democratic Association of Brooklyn.
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Newman was commissioned as a lieutenant in Company B of the 31st Regiment.
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Newman was in every one of these battles and he achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel by two promotions earned for valor.With only a few weeks left to serve, he returned home on leave only to be peremptorily recalled."I'll be home in a week father," he said as he returned to Virginia for battle at Fredericksburg.
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Newman, turning to his men cried, "Now gentlemen, over with you" and with banner in one hand and sword in the other he dashed into battle.The effort was successful, with the 31st Regiment making two of the most brilliant charges of the entire campaign and its flag the first to reach the rebels' works, but Newman suffered a severe grape shot wound in his left foot. [see: 31st Regiment New York Volunteers Civil War Newspapers, New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center.]
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Newman was buried with military honors in our Synagogue's first cemetery "Union Field" in Cypress Hills.
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For example, the grave of Leopold Newman's father, Charles, who died in 1885, is located in our ground at Machpelah Cemetery in Cypress Hills.
Kane Street Historical Journal
d2047949.u36.uscjhost.net, 8 June 2005 [cached]
His parents were Charles Newman and Eliza Morange, who were married on October 3, 1838 in a New York synagogue by Reverend Edward Miers. (In 1879 Congregation Baith Israel engaged Rabbi Miers.) Nothing is known of Newman's early childhood, his schooling, or his family's circumstances, other than that when Leopold was about eight years old his father served as a colonel in the Mexican War.
...
Charles Newman suffered from kidney disease and impaired vision, and was unable to do manual work.It is not known when Newman and his father joined our Synagogue, which was founded in 1856, one year after his mother's death.
On May 27th, 1861 just six weeks after the fall of Fort Sumter, Newman and two close friends were among the first to enlist in the 31st Infantry Regiment of New York Volunteers.
Organized in Williamsburgh, the regiment was mustered in on May 24, 1861 under Col.
...
At the time of his enlistment, Newman was twenty-two and engaged to be married.He was well known as a good orator, a man of ability, and a lawyer of merit and distinction.More importantly, he displayed leadership, for he was a founding member of the Young Men's Democratic Association of Brooklyn.
...
Newman was commissioned as a lieutenant in Company B of the 31st Regiment.
...
Newman was in every one of these battles and he achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel by two promotions earned for valor.With only a few weeks left to serve, he returned home on leave only to be peremptorily recalled."I'll be home in a week father," he said as he returned to Virginia for battle at Fredericksburg.
...
Newman, turning to his men cried, "Now gentlemen, over with you" and with banner in one hand and sword in the other he dashed into battle.The effort was successful, with the 31st Regiment making two of the most brilliant charges of the entire campaign and its flag the first to reach the rebels' works, but Newman suffered a severe grape shot wound in his left foot. [see: 31st Regiment New York Volunteers Civil War Newspapers, New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center.]
...
Newman was buried with military honors in our Synagogue's first cemetery "Union Field" in Cypress Hills.
...
For example, the grave of Leopold Newman's father, Charles, who died in 1885, is located in our ground at Machpelah Cemetery in Cypress Hills.
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