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Campbell, Henry


Age: 37, credited to Rockingham, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/61, m/i 9/21/61, MSCN, 4th VT INF Band, m/o 8/9/62

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Birth: 1824, Salem, NY
Death: 07/10/1898

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 17051106


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/9/1891, DC; widow Mary F., 7/25/1898, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Musicians of the Fourth Vermont Infantry Regimental Band

Campbell, Henry - Musician. (b. Vt., 1824). He enlisted from Rockingham at the age of 37 on 3 Sept., 1861 and mustered in at Brattleboro, 21 Sept., 1861. He mustered out 9 Aug., 1862 (nothing further known)

Biographical Information researched by Linda M. Welch, March, 2008)


He Was a Widely Known and Highly Esteemed Hotel Man.

Henry Campbell, 74, died Sunday morning at his summer home in Dummerston. Mr. Campbell was one of the oldest hotel men in the Connecticut Valley, and probably no man in the valley had a more extensive acquaintance. He had been an invalid the past three years, giving up active work in May, 1895. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell spent last winter in Brattleboro with Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Ryder, and early in the spring were back in Dummerston.

Mr. Campbell was born in Salem, N. Y., in 1824. When a young man he went to Shelburne Falls, Mass., where he was employed by W. C. Perry of the Deerfield House. He came to Brattleboro in 1856 with Mr. Perry, and was employed here in the old Brattleboro House which was burned in 1869, and in the old Revere House. Mr. Campbell went to the Brooks House with Charles Lawrence soon after that hotel was opened, and remained there six years. He was also associated for a time in the management of the present Brattleboro House with Col. Dunton. In the past 17 years he had been connected with the Island House at Bellows Falls; Bardwell's at Rutland; Catskill House in the Catskills; Seminole, Winter Park, Fla., seven years; the Cochran, Washington, D. C.; the St. George, New York city; and the Continental, Narrangansett Pier, R. I.

Mr. Campbell had during his illness the tender and unremitting care of his wife, Mrs. Campbell was formerly Mrs. Mary Frances Deming. Of Brattleboro, and her marriage to Mr. Campbell took place in 1881, at the home of her brother, Fred C. Elmer, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. Campbell was a member of the Fourth Vermont regiment's band in the civil war. He belonged to Sedgwick Grand Army post, and was a member of Columbian Lodge of Masons. The funeral which will be held at the home at 2:30, Wednesday afternoon, will be under Masonic auspices. The burial will be in Brattleboro.

Mr. Campbell's genial disposition filled him admirably for the position of a hotel man. He had a pleasant word for every one, and the inevitable result was a general friendship with all his acquaintances, such as is given to few men. His death will be mourned sincerely by many people who esteemed him as a man and as a friend.

The funeral of Mr. Campbell was held at the house Wednesday afternoon, Rev. E. Q. S. Osgood of the Unitarian church officiating. Delegations from the Masonic lodge and the Grand Army post of Brattleboro were present. The singing was by E H. Miller. The body was taken to Prospect Hill cemetery, where the burial took place under the Masonic ritual. The bearers were H. E. Taylor, R. E. Gordon, W. D. Perry, G. H. Bond, P. F. Connors and Harry Rowe.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, July 15, 1898.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.