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Federal (USV)

Corporal

Jacob Campbell

(c. 1822 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 39 year old forgeman in Centre County, he enlisted there on 16 August 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company A, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry on 9 September in Harrisburg. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 January 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred form his original burial on South Mountain to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 Service information from the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1822

Death

09/14/1862 Fox's Gap, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3287]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17>  [AotW citation 23009]