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Newlee family (Blacksburg, Va.)


Biographical Note

The Newlee family was from Blacksburg, Virginia. Colonel Robert G. Newlee mustered in as a captain of the 4th Virginia Regiment in April 1862. He was later a sergeant in the 1st Virginia Regiment in the Mexican War, and raised a company in Blacksburg during the Civil War known as the "Montgomery Mountain Boys."

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Newlee Family Papers

Identifier: Ms-1982-021
Scope and Content

The collection includes a paper on the history of Smithfield Plantation, the Preston family, and Virginia Newlee (Col. Robert Newlee's daughter) written by George Shackelford in 1980. In addition, there is an obituary of Colonel Newlee, and a newspaper clipping from 1916 with the muster roll of the Company of Virginia Volunteers in the Mexican War. Also the collection includes a muster roll of Company L, Fourth Virginia Regiment, of which Newlee was captain.

Dates: 1916, 1980, n.d.