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Simon D. Newcomb
Captain, United Staes Army
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Submitted Via e-mail: June 2004:

The information that follows is transcribed from two sources, The History of the 93rd New York Volunteer Infantry, 1895; and the Report of the Adjutant General State of New York, 1901.
 
Simon D. Newcomb was born September 7, 1842 in Pittstown, Rensselaer County, New York.  He enlisted as a Private in Co. I of the 93rd NY on December 31, 1861 at Albany, New York.  Promoted Hospital Steward February 1, 1862.  Mustered in as Second Lieutenant Co. B February 1, 1863.  Transferred to Co. D June 2, 1863.  Mustered in as First Lieutenant Co. C May 2, 1864.  Mustered in as Captain Co. C October 6, 1864.  Discharged January 12, 1865.   [NYS Adjutant General Report, 1901]
 
Wounded in action, North Anna River, 1864.  "He was active, prompt and efficient in all the positions to which he was called, and the manner in which he discharged his duties from first to last was a credit to himself and to the regiment."  He has married since the war and has five children;  William T., Frank K., Simon R., Marian A., Mary Louise.  He now resides in Washington, DC.  [History of the 93rd NYVI]
 

Simon D. Newcomb was born in 1842.  He served as a Captain of the 93rd New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.  He died in 1900 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Mary Catlin Newcomb (1851-1925) is buried with him.


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Household:

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Simon D. NEWCOMB   Self   M   Male   W   38   NY   Market Master Market Eastern   NY   NY
 Mary F. NEWCOMB   Wife   M   Female   W   29   NY   Keeping House   NY   NY 
 William C. NEWCOMB   Son   S   Male   W   6   DC   At School   NY   NY 
 Frank K. NEWCOMB   Son   S   Male   W   3   DC      NY   NY 
 Marian NEWCOMB   Dau   S   Female   W   1   DC      NY   NY 
 Hattie F. CATLIN   SisterL   S   Female   W   19   NY   At Home   NY   NY 
 Helen CORBIN   Other   M   Female   B   40   VA   Servant   VA   VA 
 Mary LEE   Other   S   Female   B   15   VA   Servant   VA   VA


Posted: 11 Septembr 2003  Updated: 26 June 2004

SD Newcomb Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003