Heroes of Albany - Adam Campbell

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY

ADAM CAMPBELL, son of William and Elizabeth Campbell, was born in the town of Knox, August 30, 1842.

His parents died before he was fourteen years of age. He was a dutiful son, and was always an affectionate brother. He was not a professor of religion, but was a thorough patriot, and felt that the rebellion was a wicked and unholy one, and that it was his duty to assist in crushing it.

He enlisted August 12, 1862, in Company K, One Hundred and Thirteenth N. Y. Volunteer Infantry. He was in all the engagements with his regiment until August 25, 1864. At the battle of Ream’s Station he was taken prisoner. He was a brave and efficient soldier, cheerful and ever ready to do his duty. As a prisoner he bore his misfortunes with great fortitude. He was confined at Salisbury, N. C.,. at which place he died January 5, 1865, and was there buried. The history of the confinement and death of our brave men in the prison pens, is well known. His, was the sad experience of thousands of others.