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Reuben Philander Campbell (1818 - 1862)

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Colonel Reuben Philander Campbell
Born in Iredell County, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Gaines Mill, Hanover, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 20 Nov 2019 | Created 31 Mar 2011 | Last significant change: 20 Nov 2019
03:26: Natalie (Durbin) Trott edited the Biography for Reuben Philander Campbell (1818-1862). [Thank Natalie for this]
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Roll of Honor
Colonel Reuben Campbell was Killed in Action during the War Between the States.


Colonel Reuben Campbell served in the United States Civil War.
Mustered out:
Side: CSA
Regiment(s): 7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Parents: James Campbell and Jane McDaniel.

West Point Graduate, class of 1840[1]

Col 7th NC Reg. Confederate Army, killed in June 1862 at Gaines Mill, Hannover County, Virginia during the Battle of Cold Harbour[2]

Killed at Cold Harbour, Virginia. Memorial Marker at Snow Creek Cemetery.

Notes "The Seventh Regiment, having been the first engaged and having remained continuously under heavy fire, suffered most severely in officers men. Its colonel [Reuben P. Campbell], who might justly be classed among "the bravest of the brave," fell while bearing in his hand the colors of his regiment. Brave and honorable as a man and skillful as an officer, his loss to the brigade was irreparable."[3]


  1. #WestPoint
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  3. report of Laurence O'Bryan Branch detailing the Battle of Cold Harbor, Malvern Hill, June 1862, series 1 volume 11, page 881, Link
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #28616558 Retrieved Feb 1, 2018.
  • "North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch ( : 7 December 2014), Reuben P Campbell, 1861; from "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of North Carolina," database, ( : n.d.); citing military unit Seventh Infantry, NARA microfilm publication M270 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1960), roll 171.


  • Source S-899753593Repository: #R-899753595Title: Ancestry Family Trees, Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created.
  • This person was created through the import of Beaman Family Tree.ged on 31 March 2011. The following data was included in the gedcom. You may wish to edit it for readability.
  • West Point graduates of the class of 1840, Link

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