William Campbell

Death 20 Mar 1914 (aged 76–77)
Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot USNH Plot 3 Row 30 Grave ??
Memorial ID 86485475 · View Source
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William Campbell, Quartermaster 3rd Class, USS Minnesota, Civil War, Served 1862-1897

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915 about William Campbell
Name: William Campbell
Birth Date: 1837
Birth Place: Scotland
Death Date: 20 Mar 1914
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at Death: 77
Burial Date: 23 Mar 1914
Burial Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race: White
Occupation: Beneficiary
Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cemetery: Mt. Moriah Cem.
Marital Status: Single
FHL Film Number: 1429025

USS Minnesota was a wooden steam frigate in the United States Navy. Launched in 1855 and commissioned eighteen months later, the ship served in east Asia for two years before being decommissioned. She was recommissioned at the outbreak of the American Civil War and returned to service as the flagship of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron.

During the first day of the Battle of Hampton Roads on March 8, 1862, Minnesota ran aground, and the following battle badly damaged her and inflicted many casualties. On the second day of the battle, USS Monitor engaged CSS Virginia, allowing tugs to free Minnesota on the morning of 10 March. Minnesota was repaired and returned to duty, and three years later she participated in the Second Battle of Fort Fisher. Minnesota served until 1898, when she was stricken, beached and burnt to recover her metal fittings and to clear her name for a newly-ordered battleship, USS Minnesota (BB-22).


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  • Created by: Rubbings
  • Added: 9 Mar 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 86485475
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Campbell (1837–20 Mar 1914), Find a Grave Memorial no. 86485475, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) .