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Hezekiah Campbell
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Birth: 1843
Death: 1915

Civil War Veteran

During the Civil War, Campbell enlisted for nine months on August 28, 1862, with Company C, led by Captain James W. Low, 21st New Jersey Regiment of Volunteers, commanded by Colonel Gilliam Van Houten. The 21st Regiment joined the Army of the Potomac, and was assigned to the Third Brigade, Second Division of the Sixth Corps. In December of 1862, Campbell and the 21st N.J., fought at the Battle of Fredricksburg, were they supported an artillery battery and thus avoided the devastating carnage that befell other Union troops. Later, in May of 1863, they were again engaged at Fredricksburg, during the Battle of Chancellorsville. There on May 3, led by General Thomas H. Neill, they advanced on Mayre's Heights. The next day, a Confederate counter-attack around Salem Church caused heavy casualties, including Colonel Van Houten who was mortally wounded. The 21st N.J., along with the rest of the Union Army was forced to withdraw north. Their last engagement was at Franklin's Crossing, Virginia, on June 5, 1863, where they attacked the Confederates, who were moving north toward Gettysburg, and captured 250 prisoners. It's nine months finished, Campbell and the 21st N.J. returned to Trenton and was mustered out of service on June 19, 1863.  
Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Frank McGady
Record added: Jul 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11436835
Hezekiah Campbell
Added by: Frank McGady
Hezekiah Campbell
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Here's to a veteran of Fredricksburg, Salem Church and Franklin Heights.
- Frank McGady
 Added: Aug. 8, 2006

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