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Maj Edward Romanzo Campbell

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Maj Edward Romanzo Campbell

  • Birth 29 Jan 1845 Londonderry, Windham County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 10 Mar 1936 District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Grave Marker # 41
  • Memorial ID 18252350

Battery G 1st Vermont Artillary
interred in 1936
retired as a Major

Son of Abner and Anna Campbell. Served in the 2nd Vermont Vermont Infantry, 1862-65. He is the last surviving veteran of the Battle of Fort Stevens. Edward Campbell participated in the burial detail of the dead of the battle and was the only man to accept the government's offer to be buried at Battleground National Cemetery.

Part of the battle burial detail, he personally witnessed President Lincoln dedicate the site as Battleground National Cemetery. After the war, he stayed in the army and in Washington, working for the War Department. Lived in Takoma Park, MD, less than two miles from both Fort Stevens and the cemetery. Served as a major in the DC National Guard. Very active in the Grand Army of the Republic, the Sons of Union Veterans and Scottish Rite masonry. Retired at the rank of Major.


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  • Created by: Greg Keller
  • Added: 5 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18252350
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Edward Romanzo Campbell (29 Jan 1845–10 Mar 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18252350, citing Battleground National Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Greg Keller (contributor 46859742) .