Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1841, Medway,
Mass. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Serving on board the U.S.S. Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay, 5 August
1864. Carrying out his duties as loader of the after 11-inch gun, Newland
distinguished himself on board for his good conduct and faithful discharge
of his station, behaving splendidly under the fire of the enemy and throughout
the battle which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee and
the damaging of Fort Morgan.
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)