Capt Walter Symonds Newhall
Civil War Union Army Officer. He served as a Captain in the 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, and as a aide and staff officer (Acting Assistant Adjutant General) in Colonel John B. McIntosh's brigade. He first served in the Western Theatre before fighting in the East. At the Battle of Gettysburg he was detailed to lead a charge against Confederate cavalry in the action east of the main engagement. On December 18, 1863, while going to join his brother, Captain Frederick Newhall, in a Christmastime visit home to their family, he drowned when his horse slipped and fell on him while attempting to ford the Rappahannock River in Virginia.
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The cricketer who fell in the American Civil War
Kevin E. Boller recounts the life and untimely death of Walter S. Newhall, who had the dubious distinction of being the first international cricketer to be killed in time of war
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July 29, 2015 ·
United States Civil War, Captain Walter S. Newhall of the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry leads a handful of troopers into the the midst of the entire 13th Virginia Cavalry, July 3, 1863 at the battle of Gettysburg , July 3, 1863. Newhall was speared in the face by the Confederate flag bearer and unhorsed but survived the incident.