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Campbell, Henry

Source: Greenfield Daily Reporter Mon 5 June 1961 p 3

100 years ago our nation was divided and brother fought broughter. Young men from the cities and fields to every state marched to war. These columns will tell you about the Civil War experiences of a group of young men from Indiana – the men of the 18th Indiana Battery. Henry Campbell, a native Hoosier and member of the battery, kept a detailed journal of what he saw during the war. These columns have been extracted from his journal. The journal originally entited “Three Years in the Saddle,” is now a part of the Lilly Library at Wabash College.  A photostatic copy of the journal was made in 1914 and is in the archives of Eli Lilly & Company.  Campbell was born on June 1, 1845 in Vermillion County, Indiana. He enlisted in the 18th Indiana when he was 17 and was appointed bugler by Capt. Eli Lilly, who organized the battery and served as its first commanding officer.  Discharged as a Lt. in 1866, Campbell returned to Crawfordsville and entered Wabaash College.  He started a dry goods store with his brother and 18 years later was named Vice President of the First National Bank of Crawfordsville. He died in Crawfordsville on July 22, 1915 at the age of 71 (Photo here courtesy of Eli Lilly).

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