This is my gg grandfather. I have a group photo of him, his brother James Shelton Campbell and William Luther Reid in their CSA uniform. W.L. Reid was a first cousin of Mary Lorain Green, J.S.Campbell's wife.
JDC (8/3/1845-3/7/1898) was married to Margaret Missouri Martin (3/20/1849-3/7/1899). He was born in Perry Co., AL. He is the sone of William Campbell (abt 1789-1870) and Mary Ann Hill (1806-1645). Margaret Missouri Martin was the daughter of James M.Martin and Elizabeh L. Pearson. One of JDC and MMM's daughters, Alice Rebecca Campbell (1871-1924) was married to James Moore Massey (1863-1932) - these are my g grandparents. One of their daughters, Martha Isobell Massey (married to Sammie Eiland Logan) is my grandmother.
JDC enlisted, 7\2\1861, at Selma, Alabama in Montgomery's Light Artillery (Capt. Montgomery). His brother James Shelton Campbell enlisted the same day.
Following is info on him:
10/31/61 in Centerville, Va. as Private with Joseph T. Mongomery's Battalion, Jeff Davis Artillery.
5/25/1862 near Richmond, VA. Had been paid as a teamster by Capt. Page
1/1/1863 near Bowling Green with J.W. Bondurant's Battalion, Jeff Davis Artillery.
Furloughed at Summerfield, Dallas County, Alabama due to wounds received at Cold Harbor. Wounded in left leg and hip by a shell (according to 5/29/1893 application he submitted in Bibb County, AL for Solders Pension). Indicated wounded at Malvens Hill, Va. (not Cold Harbor ?).
3/1/1863 shown as still home recovering from wound.
5/9/1863 roll near Fredericksburg, VA shows AOL (Lt. William J. Reese).
8/28/1863 roll Liberty Mills, Va. showed AOL thru 11/1/1863.
Pension application filed in Chilton County, Alabama and in Ala. Dept. A & H.
Above from Alabama Department of Archives and History letter date 2/20/1976.
Buried in Marion Cemetery, Marion, Perrry Co., AL - grave well marked - across the road from a huge oak tree - small marble headstone. Have a photo of grave if someone wants a copy.
The book by Lawrence R. Laboda, ' From Selma to Appomatox: The History of the Jeff Davis Artillery' (1994) shows:
'John D. Campbell, Dallas County, Ala. Enlisted July 2, 1861 at Selma, Ala; mustered in July 27, 1861; August 31-Feb. 28, 1862 served as a teamster and was entitled to two months extra pay; severely wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor on June 27, 1862; October 31-December 31, 1862 shown on furlough; Dec 31, 1862 - Feb 28, 1863 on sick furlough; at home; Feb 28, 1863 - Jan 1, 1864 shown as absent without leave; Feb 29-Sept 1, 1864 shown as being on detached service at hospital; Oct 31, 1864 - March 1, 1865 supposed to be on detached service.'
According to Bob Parrott (firstname.lastname@example.org) John's mother died when he was born and since there were other small children, William Campbell's in laws, Hiram Hill and Mildred Annette Shelton raised John. He therefore is not listed in census with his other siblings.
Also, according to Bob Parrott, John D. Campbell's brother, James Shelton Campbell (in my CSA photo with JDC and William Luther Reid) married Mary Lorain Green, daughter of Willis H. Green and Cynthia Woods Green 8/26/1868. Mary Lorain Green and W.L. Reid were first cousins.
Info on Jeff Davis Artillery, Alabama
Jeff Davis Light Artillery was organized at Selma, Alabama, in May, 1861, with men recruited in Dallas, Lowndes, and Autauga counties. Sent to Virginia, it served under General Early at First Manassas and General Garland at Seven Pines. Later the company was assigned to T.H. Carter's and R.M.C. Page's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. It fought in many conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, moved to the Shenandoah Valley with Early, and saw action in the Appomattox Campaign. The unit contained 110 men in April, 1862, had 84 at Gettysburg, and surrendered with 1 officer and 26 men. Its captains were J.W. Bondurant, J.T. Montgomery, and William J. Reese.
1st Battle Cold Harbor, VA
D.H. Hill Division
Third Bde.(Garland) 2640
5th N.C. 366
12th N.C. 557
13th N.C. 510
20th N.C. 781
23rd N.C. 371
Jeff Davis (Bordurants) Art 55 , 4 3x3 ord, 1 x Napolean
Battle Malvern Hill
Other Names: Poindexter’s Farm
Location: Henrico County
Campaign: Peninsula Campaign (March-September 1862)
Date(s): July 1, 1862
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan [US]; Gen. Robert E. Lee [CS]
Forces Engaged: Armies
Estimated Casualties: 8,500 total
Description: This was the sixth and last of the Seven Days’ Battles. On July 1, 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee launched a series of disjointed assaults on the nearly impregnable Union position on Malvern Hill. The Confederates suffered more than 5,300 casualties without gaining an inch of ground. Despite his victory, McClellan withdrew to entrench at Harrison’s Landing on James River, where his army was protected by gunboats. This ended the Peninsula Campaign. When McClellan’s army ceased to threaten Richmond, Lee sent Jackson to operate against Maj. Gen. John Pope’s army along the Rapidan River, thus initiating the Northern Virginia Campaign.
Result(s): Union victory
CWSAC Reference #: VA021