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 Edward Livingston Campbell

Edward Livingston Campbell

Birth
Belvidere, Warren County, New Jersey, USA
Death 27 Nov 1913 (aged 80)
Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA
Burial Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA
Plot GAR Section, Grave 92
Memorial ID 5861 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. An 1855 graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, he read law and entered the New Jersey Bar Association in 1860. When the Civil War began he helped raise a company that was mustered into the Union Army as Company E, 3rd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. Commissioned Captain and company commander on May 28, 1861 he would lead his men through the July 1861 First Bull Run Campaign, and through the next year as his regiment has become part of the famous First New Jersey Brigade. On August 13, 1862 he was transferred to the newly-raised 15th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, and was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel. He served as second-in-command for the unit through the next two years, often times commanding the regiment itself. In September 1864 he assumed command of the First New Jersey Brigade, leading it at the Battles of 3rd Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. At the October 1864 Battle of Cedar Creek, he was severely wounded in the action. Towards the end of the war he was assigned by Army of the Potomac commander Major General George Gordon Meade to serve on his staff as Acting Judge Advocate. He was brevetted Colonel, US Volunteers on October 19, 1864, and Brigadier General, US Volunteers on April 9, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services during the recent operations resulting in the fall of Richmond, Va., and the surrender of the insurgent army under General Robert E. Lee". He was promoted to Colonel and commander of the 4th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry on May 29, 1865, and was honorably mustered out on July 9, 1865. Residing post-war first in Trenton, New Jersey, then in Trinidad, Colorado, he continued his law practice, and served as a State Military Agent, helping thousand of Civil War veterans apply for and receive military pensions that would sustain them and their families in their later years. He passed away in his home in Trinidad in November 1913.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 11 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5861
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Livingston Campbell (2 Feb 1833–27 Nov 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5861, citing Masonic Cemetery, Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .