John R Campbell


BirthDec. 10, 1845
DeathNov. 16, 1937
CemeterySterling (Sterling)
PostSill (Sterling)
Unit119th Illinois Infantry, Company C

Private John R Campbell

Company C, 119th Illinois Infantry

Campbell was born in Schuyler County, Illinois on December 10, 1845. Campball was residing in Rushville (Schuyler County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on August 20, 1862. He was mustered on October 7, 1862 and served about 2 years and 11 months. He was discharged on August 26, 1865 at Mobile, Alabama.

The 119th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Quincy on October 7, 1862. The regiment was involved in several major battles and operations during the War. Some of them include:

Battle of Pleasant Hill (LA) (April 9, 1864).

Pursuit of Confederate General Sterling Price (AK/MO) (September 17-November 19, 1864).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865).

Campbell died on November 16, 1937 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Sterling Cemetery in Sterling (Johnson County), Nebraska. He was a member of the Sill Post (#99) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Sterling.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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