NEWMAN, MARCELLUS J. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company B, 111th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date:   At Resaca, Ga., 14 May 1864.

Entered service at:   Richview, Washington County, Ill.

Birth:   Richview, Washington County, Ill. Date of issue: 13 May 1899.

Citation:   Voluntarily returned, in the face of a severe fire from the enemy, and rescued a wounded comrade who had been left behind as the regiment fell back.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)