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Campbell, Solomon

African American Soldier - No photograph currently available
Solomon Campbell was born in Berkeley County, Virginia and later joined the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. Whether he was enslaved or free is unknown, but at some point he moved to central Pennsylvania. Campbell’s service records indicate that he worked as a laborer before the war. In August 1863 he went to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and joined the 8th USCT Regiment. Campbell’s regiment was sent to Florida in early 1864. By the summer, he served on detached duty with the Ambulance Corps. After the Confederates surrendered, the 8th USCT Regiment received orders to go to Texas. Campbell mustered out on November 10, 1865 while stationed at Brownsville, Texas. While at some point he apparently was married, his wife’s name is unknown. They had at least one daughter, Emily, whose name appeared in a June 1897 report published in the Roster of Children in the Soldier in the Soldiers’ Orphan School of Pennsylvania. The exact date of Campbell’s death remains unknown. (By Don Sailer)
Life span: 
01/01/1841 to 01/01/1897


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