Robert Memminger Campbell civil war diary
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Robert Memminger Campbell civil war diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Campbell, Robert Memminger, 1843?-1862
Title: Robert Memminger Campbell civil war diary
Dates: 10 May 1862 - 26 July 1862
Quantity: 4.0 Item(s)
Identification: ahc.MSS51F

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Memminger Campbell (1843?-1862) was the youngest of four children born to David C. Campbell and wife Caroline. On 26 April 1861, Robert Memminger Campbell became a private in Company H, 4th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, also known as the Baldwin Blues. He was appointed 4th Corporal on 20 May 1861 and 3rd Corporal on 1 September 1861. Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, on 17 September 1862, he died of his wounds at the White House Hospital in Hagerstown, Maryland later that day. In 1866, he was re-interred at the family cemetery in Baldwin County, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of Robert Memminger Campbell’s diary, with entries spanning from 10 May 1862 to 26 July 1862. In the diary, Campbell describes life while stationed in Camp Jackson, Virginia, his journey through Virginia, and his encampment outside of Richmond. He records in great detail observations on the weather, rations, the countryside, his thoughts on the validity of the Confederacy, reports of battles and illnesses, descriptions of his Company’s bivouacs, interactions with civilians in Virginia, and his relationships with other soldiers and officers.

Index Terms

Campbell, Robert Memminger, 1843?-1862
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 4th. Company H.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate

General Notes

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[identification of item(s)], Robert Memminger Campbell civil war diary, MSS 51F, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Bulow Campbell, 1956 (1956.032)

Processing Information

Collection reprocessed in 2007


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List



1Diary and transcriptions, 1862 View online.