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Old 11-20-2004, 06:46 AM
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Location: North Central Pennsylvania
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Just posting to let interested parties know what I have uncovered during the past year.

Thanks to records in the National Archives I was able to learn that the name "Death Gulch" never made it into official records. Campbell did participate in action on the Sohoton River and Sohoton Cliffs in mid-November. He and others were recommended for honors. Two of the officers involved received Medals of Honor about 30 years later. The honors for the others were most probably never acted on because of the controversial nature of the campaign.

I also learned that Pvt. Campbell was buried in an unmarked grave and I have taken action to have the appropriate marker placed on his grave.


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