Edward New

Edward New was born in 1840 in Baden, Germany.

Edward immigrated to America sometime before 1863, eventually settling in Michigan.

He stood 5’6” with gray eyes, brown hair and a fair complexion and was a 23-year-old clerk possibly living in Baltimore, Maryland when he became a substitute for Henry Bitner, who had been drafted on February 17, 1863, for 9 months from Erin, Macomb County. Edward subsequently enlisted in Unassigned on March 3, 1863, at Erin for 3 years, crediting Erin, and was sent to the Regiment on March 6.

There is no further record. No pension seems to be available.

(There was one Edward New or Nau who enlisted as a Private on August 21, 1864, in Battery G, Sixth Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, and was mustered in the same day. He was mustered out on June 13, 1865, at Fort Ethan Allen, Virginia. This particular Edward New was married to one Catherine and was living in Pennsylvania when he applied for and received a pension (no. 873473). He was probably still living in Pennsylvania when he died, probably in 1901. In any case his widow was living in Pennsylvania in August of 1901 when she applied for and received a pension no. 546824.)