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Federal (USV)


Charles Fitz Henry Campbell

(1823 - 1906)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Education: U of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Medicine, Class of 1847

Branch of Service: Medical

Unit: 1st Division, 1st Corps


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

He was commissioned Assistant Surgeon, 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry on 23 April 1861 for three months' service. He saw action at Falling Waters, VA (now WV) on 2 July, and mustered out with the regiment on 31 July. When the 23rd was reorganized in October he was appointed Surgeon. He was discharged to accept a commission as Major and Surgeon, US Volunteers on 8 November 1861. He was with Hatch's Cavalry Brigade in the Shenandoah Valley March - July 1862. In August he was chief medical officer of Hatch's Brigade and was in action Second Bull Run, VA.

On the Campaign

He was with Hatch's Division at South Mountain on 14 and 15 September and treated wounded soldiers there and in Middletown, MD on the 15th and 16th. He was on the battlefield of Antietam on 17 September and in Keedysville, MD in the two days after the battle. He was then assigned to Fredrick, MD as medical director of transportation of the sick and wounded.

The rest of the War

He was assigned duty at Fortress Monroe, VA in October 1863 and as Medical Inspector of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina there in April 1864. He was sick at home in Philadelphia in June 1864. Then acting medical Director, 8th Army Corps, he was assigned as medical director of the 3rd Separate Brigade on 26 July 1864, then at Baltimore, MD. He was mustered out of service on 29 June 1865.

After the War

By June 1897 he was a physician in Springhill, Nova Scotia.

References & notes

Basic service from Heitman.1 Details from the MSHWR,2 The Alumni Register of the University of Pennsylvania (1900) and the American Medical Times of 31 October 1863, 16 April 1864, and 4 June 1864. He married Charlotte A. Nevins on 30 August 1849.


02/02/1823 in ENGLAND


12/28/1906; Springhill, Nova Scotia, CANADA


1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 277  [AotW citation 19734]

2   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Part. 1, Vol. 1, Appendix, pp. 10, 106, 188-119  [AotW citation 19735]