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Federal (USV)


Jacob W. Campbell

Home State: Maryland

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Maryland Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Baltimore as a Private in Company A, (Maryland) Public Guard Regiment on 9 October 1861. They became the 5th Maryland Infantry in January 1862. He was detailed to the Provost Guard at Fortress Monroe, VA in July and August.

On the Campaign

He was reported missing in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was still listed as missing on 30 April 1863, and does not appear on the Company Muster-out roll.

References & notes

His service from Wilmer1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3.

He's possibly Jacob Wilbour Campbell (1838 PA - 1904 MD) buried in North East, MD (via Find-a-grave).


1   Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, Vol. 1, pp. 181 - 184  [AotW citation 14250]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in US Volunteer organizations enlisted for service during the Civil War, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27802]