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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1867

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

John A. Campbell​1

(Ap'd S. C.)


John Augustus Campbell: Born Aug. 10, 1843, West Troy, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Oct. 19, 1863, to June 17, 1867, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 17, 1867.

Served: in garrison at Alcatraz Island, Cal., Oct. 30, 1867, to May 1, 1868; on frontier duty, at Ft. Kodiak, Alas., June 6, 1868, to Aug. 31, 1870, — and Sitka, Alas., Sep., 1870; in garrison at the Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Oct., 1870, to Oct. 31, 1871, — Alcatraz Island, Cal., Nov., 1871, to Mar. 26, 1872, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1, 1872, to May 1, 1873, — Ft. Macon, N. C., May to Sep. 25, 1873, — Ft. McHenry, Md., Oct. 1, 1873, to Sep. 5, 1874, —

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 24, 1874)

Marion, S. C., Sep. 18 to Oct. 31, 1874, — Ft. Macon, N. C., Nov., 1874, to Oct., 1875, — and at Raleigh, N. C., Oct., 1875.

Died, Oct. 29, 1875, at Raleigh, N. C.: Aged 32.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1876, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, Raleigh National Cemetery, Raleigh, NC.

The Author's Note:

1 John A. Campbell, before becoming a Cadet, enlisted as Private, May 10, 1861, in 5th Missouri Volunteers; in service three months. Reënlisted Nov. 7, 1861, in 19th Missouri Volunteers, as Private; also Quartermaster Sergeant, 3d Missouri Volunteers. Was in the Battle of Wilson's Creek, and at the Siege of Vicksburg.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Campbell's full name and birth data are as given in a library catalogue record of the 1981 reëdition of Kodiak and Afognak Life, 1868‑1870 by Eli Lundy Huggins, to which his journal and that of Frederick Sargent were appended.

His tombstone, q.v., is in error: a modern replacement for the original, on which his year of birth has been mistranscribed 1848 instead of the correct 1843. The later year would have made him twelve years old when he enlisted, and not quite fifteen when he became a Cadet; and the Register correctly reports him as being 32 years old in 1875.

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