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Campbell, George H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 2nd NH INF
Service: enl, Concord, NH, 11/25/63, m/i, Pvt, Co. B, 2nd NH INF, 11/25/63, dsrtd 11/8/64, Chaffin's Farm, VA

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VITALS

Birth: 1844, Silverdale, Canada West
Death: 11/07/1925

Burial: Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 160762137

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

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BURIAL:

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Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT

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Obituary

STOWE
Body of George H. Campbell Brought Here for Burial

The body of George H. Campbell was brought here Tuesday for burial in the River Bank cemetery. Mr. Campbell, who was about 70 years old, was formerly a resident of Stowe and was one of the few surviving members of the H. H. Smith post, G.A.R., his death leaving a membership of five. Mr. Campbell enlisted in company A, second New Hampshire regiment, at the age of 14 and served nearly four years. Mr. Campbell served in both cavalry and infantry, was wounded at Cold Harbor and was taken prisoner twice. He was one of the guards at Fortress Monroe over Jefferson Davis and was one of the soldiers in Sherman's army on its march to the sea. At Dutch Gap, Va., he saw President Lincoln at close quarters. The president asked him: “Boy, how old are you. I don't see how you got in. Where is the captain?” The captain assured the President that the younger boys were willing to do their share. Mr. Campbell leaves a large family of children, all formerly of Stowe. Mrs. Campbell died several years ago.

Source: Barre Daily Times, November 11, 1925
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.