1889 Richmond City Directory
1889 Richmond City Directory

This image from the 1889 Richmond City Directory lists Florence Campbell, Hugh Vernon Campbell, William Jackson Campbell, and possibly Mary Harvie Campbell, children of James Harvey and Mary Frances Campbell.

The Civil War Letters of James Harvey Campbell

a collection of thirty-one civil war letters


James Harvey Campbell worked as a printer at Henry Keeling Ellyson's Book and Job Printing Office


James Harvey Campbell marries Mary Frances Bowis on October 8, 1857


March 14, 1862 James Harvey Campbell enlisted into the Crenshaw Light Artillery in Richmond, Virginia, a unit raised by four prominent Richmond citizens, William Graves Crenshaw, James Ellett, Charles Hobson, Andrew B. Johnston


James Harvey Campbell was captured by Union forces at the battle of Five Forks, Virginia on April 1, 1865

He was imprisoned at Point Lookout, Maryland on April 5, 1865

After signing his oath of allegiance he was released from Point Lookout, Maryland on June 24, 1865


James Harvey Campbell dies at 10:30 p.m. on Monday May 5, 1879 of scrofulous disease of the bladder

His funeral service held at Leigh Street Baptist Church on May 7, 1879, and he is laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia

The Civil War Letters of James Harvey Campbell   |   Researched and presented by Mark Lamb