(c. 1809 - 1886)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry
A 52 year old farmer, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company D, 37th Virginia Infantry on 22 April 1861 in Estillville, VA.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was furloughed home about 20 September 1862 and returned to duty, date not given. He was with his Company to at least 15 December 1864.
After the War
He was a farmer in Lee County, VA.
One morning in 1886, Willis Campbell left home with a few head of cattle to sell at market just over the other side of Powell Mountain (Scott Co.). At the market, he sold the cows and bought some feed. On his return trip, he never made it home. About 2 years went by when his bones, along with some shredded sacks, were discovered near Wallen's Creek on Powell Mountain. He had been bushwhacked for the money he earned selling cattle at the market only for his remains (except for bones) to be eaten by a bear. His bones were finally laid to rest in this lonely grave on the side of the mountain.
References & notes
c. 1809; Surry County, NC
1886; Lee County, VA; burial in Willis Campbell Cemetery, Stickleyville, VA