|Birth: ||Aug. 5, 1836|
|Death: ||Sep. 5, 1863|
Son of Robert Campbell 1806-1884 and his 2nd wife Clarissa McIntyre 1814-1894.
September 1, 1862 Levi Campbell at the age of 26 enlisted as a Private of the 49th Mass Regt of Volunteers, Co. E which took part in the Battle of Port Hudson, LA in spring of 1863. During the voyage home Levi, too sick to travel any further was left behind in Cleveland, OH where he died September 5, 1863 after the regiment was mustered out in Pittsfield, MA in late August. His body was sent home for burial. Levi Campbell age 27y 1m died unmarried.
"... We had sick with us, for whom we cared, but with such rough manner that they thought of home by a tenderness which was lacking; but, stop where we would, strong men and earnest-eyed women sought out the sick, pressing dainties upon them, till our good surgeon had to interfere to prevent any illustrations of being killed with kindness. What loving hearts could devise or loving skill prepare, was furnished with an accompanying tenderness that brought home vividly before our almost despairing, ay, dying comrades. Refined, delicate women would sit down in the dirty cars, take the heads of poor fellows on their laps, and tenderly bathe their brows and wash hands and feet that had long been guiltless of water. Like angels, they hovered over these wrecks of human strength, and, like angels, wept not, lest the tears welling up from overcharged hearts should hinder them in the discharge of their loving, but hurried duties. At Cleveland we left Lieutenant Reed, Charley French (D), and others. I fear they will return to Berkshire only as corpses."
Source: Life with the Forty-ninth Massachusetts Volunteers, Henry T. Johns, Pittsfield, MA, 1864
Levi's younger brother George followed him and enlisted into the 49th Mass Regiment in October 1862 and was mustered into Co. K. While the regiment was in Louisiana, George died at the age of 18 of illness June 19, 1863. Levi buried his brother in Louisiana.
Robert Campbell (1806 - 1884)
Clarissa McIntyre Campbell (1814 - 1894)
Darius Campbell (1827 - 1904)**
Peter N Campbell (1829 - 1830)**
Robert Campbell (1830 - 1890)**
Peter Noble Campbell (1831 - 1913)**
Stephen M. Campbell (1833 - 1854)**
Levi Campbell (1836 - 1863)
Stanton A Campbell (1838 - 1906)*
Warren Campbell (1839 - 1927)*
George Campbell (1845 - 1863)**
Edgar Campbell (1846 - 1874)*
Clarissa Campbell (1848 - 1848)*
James Theodore Campbell (1849 - 1935)*
Stephen Campbell (1853 - 1859)*
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Record added: Nov 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80762879
Civil War soldier who died of illness at the U.S. General Army Hospital at Cleveland, Ohio in the service of his country.|
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