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CAMPBELL, Charles, historian, born in Petersburg, Virginia, 1 May, 1807; died in Staunton, Virginia, 11 July, 1876. He was the son of John Wilson Campbell, a Petersburg bookseller, who published a '" History of Virginia to 1781" (Philadelphia, 1813). Charles Campbell was graduated at Princeton in 1825, kept a select classical school in Petersburg from 1842 till 1855, and was subsequently principal of the Anderson seminary in that city. He published "The Bland Papers" (1840-'3); "An Introduction to the History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" (Richmond, 1849; Philadelphia, 1859); "Some Materials for a Memoir of John Daly Burk" (Albany, 1868); and "Genealogy of the Spotswood Family." He was a member of the Virginia historical society, a contributor to the " Historical Register" and the "Southern Literary Messenger," and edited the "Orderly Book" of General Andrew Lewis in 1776 (Richmond, 1860)... CAMPBELL, Charles Thomas, soldier, born in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, 10 August, 1823. He was educated at Marshall College, and on 18 February, 1847, became second lieutenant in the 8th United States infantry. He served through the Mexican war, becoming captain in August, 1847, and was mustered out in August, 1848. In 1852 he was a member of the Pennsylvania legislature. He was commissioned colonel of the 1st Pennsylvania artillery in May, 1861, but resigned in December, and was made colonel of the 57th infantry. He was wounded three times at Fair Oaks, and twice at Fredericksburg, and a horse was killed under him in each of these battles. He was taken prisoner with his regiment, but they succeeded in releasing themselves and carrying back more than 200 of the enemy as captives. His wounds, seven in number, necessitated a long and tedious confinement in the hospital, and prevented him from seeing any more active service. He was promoted to brigadier-general on 13 March, 1863, and after the close of the war removed to Dakota.
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