Eugene Campbell was born in about 1840 in Rensselaerville, Albany County, NY. He had a younger brother Adam Campbell who was born in Knox in about 1842.
Eugene Campbell was born in Rensselaerville on December 20, 1840, a son of Alexander Campbell, Sr. and Delia Weed. His brother, Alexander Campbell was enlisted in the 91st Infantry
Marriage & Children
Eugene worked as a farmer before he enlisted in the 7th Heavy Artillery Regt.
|Place of Birth:||Rensselaerville|
|Date of Birth:||20 Dec 1840|
|Names of Parents:||Alexander (Campbell) and Delia Weed|
|Marital Status:||Single |
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||2 August 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Westerlo, New York|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Muster Out Date:||17 June 1865|
|Muster Out Place:||Baltimore, MD|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at age 22. His brother Adam Campbell also served in Co K of the 7th HA Regt, however he died as a POW. "Served his time of enlistment as a musician. PO Address not known"" In Battles Spotsylvania Cold Harbor, Milford (Milford Station), Totupotmy Creek, Before Petersburgh, South Ann River and discharged June 15th with Regt. ____ P.O. Address South Westerlo Albany Co N.Y."
Born in Rensselaerville, Age 22, Farmer, Gray eyes, Dark hair, Light complexion, 5'10" tall.
|Sources Used: American Civil War Soldiers, ancestry.com; 1890 US Veterans Census, Rensselaerville, Albany Co, NY; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the year 1898; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998;Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
He resided in Rensselaerville, Medusa PO,according to 1890 Veterans Census, which noted that he suffered with nervous prostration and was unable to attend to business.
Eugene Campbell died in 1911.
Additional Research Notes
By 1900 the only two Campbells remaining from this family in Rensselaerville were Archibald who was 62 and unmarried, and Eugene who was 60 and unmarried.
Soldier's name and information appeared in both the Westerlo and Rensselaerville registers.
- Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases
- 1890 US Veterans Census, Rensselaerville, Albany Co, NY
- Civil War Pension Records @ Fold3.com