Civil War Records of George F. (Fay) Campbell


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E (Davis Guards) 6th MVI
(3 months)
Musician; enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861; apptd. Musician May 4, 1861 must. out Aug. 2, 1861 Res. Acton  

age 22

Also served as Captain in 118th N.Y. Inf. (MASSCW, 1:381)

C/B 118th NYVI Private; July 26, 1862; must. Aug. 17; prom. to 1st Sergt. Aug. 29, 1862; disch. March 16, 1863 to accept prom.; must. in as 1st Lieut. Co. C on March 17; detached on Aug. 10, 1864 to serve on staff of the Colonel Commanding, 2nd Brigade, 1st Div., 18th Corps. Discharged to accept prom. Oct. 12, 1864; must. in as Captain, Co. B, Oct. 15, 1864. must. out June 13, 1865 Bloomingdale, Essex Co.  

age 24

Apptd. Major, New York Vol. by brevet on July 23, 1866 "for gallant and meritorious services."

(source: Hosmer: 92)

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): 7 Pages (PDF*)
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page 26-27 (PDF*)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks



Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  x

Grand Army of the Republic



Survived by  

Additional Information

Born in Barre, Vermont, about 1838 (source: record for George F. Campbell, "New York Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900,"

George Fay Campbell's service as a Musician with Company E, 6th Regiment Mass. Volunteers is recorded in the 1862-63 Town of Acton Annual Report, page 17.

Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union" as "George Fay Campbell."


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 92.


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