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Robert Memminger Campbell civil war diary

Collection number: ahc.MSS51f

Scope and Content

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.


  • 10 May 1862 - 26 July 1862


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.


4 item(s)



Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Bulow Campbell, 1956 (1956.032)


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.

Processing Information

Collection reprocessed in 2007

Robert Memminger Campbell civil war diary, 10 May 1862 - 26 July 1862
Inventory prepared by Helen Matthews
June 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305