James Camp

M, ID# 2491, (1834-1907)
     James Camp was born on 21 October 1834 in Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario.1 He was the son of John Camp and Elizabeth Jones.2

PVT James Camp served in Co E, 12th WI Infantry. This unit served in the Western Theater of the Civil War, taking part in Grant's Central Mississippi campaign, the siege of Vicksburg, the Atlanta Campaign (including the battles of Kenesaw Mountain, Bald Hill, Atlanta, Ezra Chapel, Lovejoy Station, and Jonesboro), Sherman's March to the Sea, and the Carolina Campaign (including the Battle of Bentonville and the occupation of Raleigh, NC). The 12th Wisconsin Infantry also participated in the Grand Review in Washington DC at the conclusion of the war, mustering out in Louisville, KY, on July 20, 1865.

James Camp enlisted as a Private from Dellona, WI, on Sep 22, 1861 and later reenlisted as a veteran volunteer. He was wounded in action on July 21, 1864 at Bald Hill (Atlanta). PVT Camp was discharged due to his wounds on Sep 20, 1865. In Oct, he filed for and later received a pension for his disability.1

He married Mary Ann Crook on 3 March 1866 in Ironton, Sauk County, Wisconsin.1 She was his brother Nathaniel's widow. He was left a widower when Mary Ann Crook died on 22 June 1896.3 He died on 26 March 1907 in Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin, at age 72.1 He was buried in Lake Delton Cemetery, Lake Delton, Sauk County, Wisconsin.1
Last Edited=5 Aug 2019

Children of James Camp and Mary Ann Crook


  1. [S2009] Various Contributors, James Camp, Find A Grave Memorial # 79251430, Database and images (www.findagrave.com).
  2. [S61] Irene Harding, "Family Group Sheets", Jun 1981 (Salem, Oregon). Copy privately held by Faye West.
  3. [S2009] Various Contributors, Mary Ann Camp, Find A Grave Memorial # 79251431, Database and images (www.findagrave.com).