The Civil War Letters of James Harvey Campbell

a collection of thirty-one civil war letters

Primary Sources

Beale, Richard Lee Tuberville. History of the 9th Va. Cavalry. Richmond, Va.: B.F. Johnson Publishing Company., 1899.

Boyd, William H. Boyd’s directory of Richmond City: and a business directory of about fifty counties of Virginia, together with a compendium of the government, courts, sheriffs, institutions and trades. Richmond, Va.: West & Johnson, 1869.

Campbell, William. Autobiographical sketch.William & Mary quarterly. Williamsburg, Va. Ser.2, v.9, 1929.

Carmichael, Peter S. The Purcell, Crenshaw, and Letcher Artillery. Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1990.

____. Lee’s Young Artillerist William R..J. Pegram. Charlottesville & London: University Press of Virginia, 1995.

Chataigne, J.H. Chataigne’s Directory of Richmond Va., 1889. J.H. Chataigne, 1889.

Couture, Richard T. The Gresham papers: what think you of that? Richmond, Va.: Dietz Press, 1996.

Divine, William J. The Richmond City Directory, 1866: containing a business directory of all persons engaged in business, classified according to the business: and a city register, containing much useful information. Richmond, Va.: E.P Townsend, Bookseller & Stationer, 1866.

Ellyson, Henry Keeling. Ellyson’s business directory, and almanac. Richmond, Va.: H. K. Ellyson’s Book and Print Shop, 1856.

Felton, Silas. Military Bibliography of the Civil War. Dayton, Oh.: Morningside House, Inc., 2003.

Ferslew, W. Eugene. First annual directory for the city of Richmond, to which is added a business directory for 1859. Richmond, Va.: Geo. M. West, 1859.

____. First annual directory for the city of Richmond, to which is added a business directory for 1860. Richmond, Virginia: W. Eugene Ferslew, 1860.

Goolsby, John Cunningham. “The Crenshaw Battery,” Southern Historical Society Papers, Vol. XXVIII, 1900: 336–337.

____. “History of Crenshaw Battery : Pegram’s Battalion, Third Corps. Army of Northern Virginia—with a roster of the company,” Southern Historical Society Papers, Vol. XXXI, 1903: 275-296.

Krick, Robert K. 9th Virginia Cavalry. Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1982

Manarin, Louis H., and Lee A. Wallace. Richmond volunteers: the volunteer companies of the city of Richmond and Henrico County, Virginia, 1861–1865. Richmond, Va.: Westover Press, 1969.

Montague, William L. Montague’s Richmond directory and business advertiser, for 1850–1851/carefully complied and arranged by William L. Montague. Richmond, Va.: 1850.

Motley, Arnold. Thomas Waring, gentleman, of Essex County and his descendents. Tappahannock, Va.: Tide-Neck Press, [1960].

Stanton, William Parsons. Genealogy of a Campbell family from Virginia: some descendents of Whitaker Campbell through nine generations. Denver, Co.: William P. Stanton, 1997.

Walczyk, Gail M. Roll Of Prisoner’s Of War At Point Lookout Volume I A-C. New York: Peters Row, 2002.

Wallace, Lee A. A guide to Virginia military organizations, 1861–1865. Revised ed. Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1986.

Young, Charles P. “A history of Crenshaw battery of Pegram’s battalion, Third corps, A.N.V., enlisted at Richmond, Va., March 14, 1862”. Richmond, Va.: W.E. Jones, Printer, 1904.

____. “War’s bravest deeds: the heroism of Private Chew Coleman, of Crenshaw Battery, at Spotsylvania Courthouse, May, 1864,” Southern Historical Society Papers, Vol. XXI, 1893, 374–375. Richmond, Va.: Westover Press, 1969.

Secondary Sources

Beitzell, Edwin W., Point Lookout Prison Camp for Confederates. Abell, Md.: Self Published, 1976.

Chamberlayne, C.G., Ham Chamberlayne-Virginian Letters And Papers Of An Artillery Officer In The War For Southern Independence 1861–1865. Richmond, Virginia: Press of the Dietz Printing Co., Publishers, 1932. Reprinted by Wilmington, North Carolina: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 1992.

“Family Bible records of Robert and Priscilla (Campbell) Courtney,” Genealogical Society of Tidewater Virginia. Its Bulletin, Vol. VIII, 1977: 225–227.

“Family Register [of the Gresham Family,”] Virginia Genealogical Society. It’s Quarterly Bulletin. Vol. 3, p. 70, 1965.

Green, A. Wilson. Breaking the backbone of the Rebellion The Final Battles of The Rebellion. Mason City, Ia.: Savas Publishing Company, 2000.

Gresham, Hattie Bell. “Dewsville and Providence,” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XXXXVI, 1938, 112–116. Richmond, Va.

Hubbard, A. Paull. Notes on the book trade in Richmond, Virginia, together with a preliminary checklist of Richmond, Virginia, imprints:1780–1860. Richmond, Va.: Richmond Book Shop.

____. Notes on the book trade in Richmond, Virginia, together with a preliminary checklist of Richmond, Virginia, imprints: 1780–1808. Richmond, Va.: Richmond Book Shop.

Sibley, Ray F., Jr. The Confederate Order of Battle Volume I The Army of Northern Virginia. Shippensburg, Pennsylvania: White Mane Publishing Company, Inc., 1996.

Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of the Confederate Armies. New York: Facts on File, c. 1992.

Trudeau, Noah Andre. The Last Citadel Petersburg, Virginia June 1864–April 1865. Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press, 1991.

Manuscripts and Papers

Virginia Historical Society

  • Paull Hubbard Papers.
  • Bagby Family Papers.
  • Campbell Family Bible records.
  • Courtney Family Bible records.
  • Crenshaw Family Papers.
  • Dew Family Papers.
  • George W. Cook Papers.
  • Gresham Family Bible records.
  • Gresham Family Papers.
  • James Harvey Campbell Letters.
  • John Hampden Chamberlayne Papers.
  • Latane Family Papers.
  • Robert Edward Lee Letters.
  • Rouzie Family Papers.
  • Ware Family Papers.
  • William Graves Crenshaw Papers.

Library of Virginia

  • Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Artillery. Special order 146.
  • William Graves Crenshaw Papers.

Museum of the Confederacy

  • Crenshaw Light Artillery Roll Books.

National Archives, Washington D.C.

  • Compiled Military Service Record, James Harvey Campbell.


  • Richmond, Va. The daily dispatch, 1851–1884.
  • Richmond, Va. The weekly dispatch, 1850–1903.
  • Richmond, Va. The Richmond Standard, 1878–1882.

Online Resources

  • American Civil War Research Database,
  • Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System,
  • National Archives,
  • Virginia Military Institute Archives,
The Civil War Letters of James Harvey Campbell   |   Researched and presented by Mark Lamb