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Maj Henry Ward Camp

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Maj Henry Ward Camp

Birth
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 13 Oct 1864 (aged 25)
Richmond County, Virginia, USA
Burial Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 9337347 View Source
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Civil War Union Army Officer. He enlisted in the 10th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, and recieved a commission of 2nd Lieutenant on November 27, 1861. He rose in rank after that, becoming a 1st Lieutenant on January 1, 1862, then regimental Adjutant on August 5, 1862. In the Union assaults on Confederate positions at Morris Island, Soutn Carolina in July 1863, he was capture and imprisoned in Columbia, South Carolina. He remained a captive of the Confederate forces until April 1864, when he was paroled. The attrition among the officers of the 10th Connecticut due to the constant campaigning in the war facilitated his promotion from Adjutant to Major on September 24, 1864. He would serve at that rank for less then a month, being killed in action in the Union army operations at Darbytown Road, near Richmond, Virginia on October 13th. His death was lamented by not only his own regiment, but by brigade commander Colonel Harris Plaisted of the 11th Maine Volunteer Infantry, who wrote in his official report "Major Camp was killed: he fell among the foremost of his comrades and within a few yards of the enemy's line. Our cause cannot boast of a nobler martyr than Henry W. Camp. His name will be recorded with those of Ellsworth and Winthrop, youthful heroes who have given their lives for their country". Soon after the end of the conflict the 10th Connecticut's chaplain, Reverend H. Clay Trumbull, published a biography of Major Camp entitled "The Knightly Soldier".


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  • Created by: RPD2
  • Added: 19 Aug 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9337347
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9337347/henry-ward-camp : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Henry Ward Camp (4 Feb 1839–13 Oct 1864), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9337347, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by RPD2 (contributor 309) .