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Campbell McNeilly

Obituary of Maggie Stuart Campbell, Franklin, Tennessee.

On the 17th of January, 1916, Miss Maggie Stuart Campbell passed from earth to the land "where beyond these voices there is peace." And so passed and earnest Christian woman who ministered faithfully to Confederate soldiers during the war and was devoted to the memory of the cause for which they fought. She was born August 19, 1837, at the family seat, Drumaboden House, County Donegal, Ireland, the oldest of the seven children of John Campbell and his wife, Elizabeth Lytle. The family is a branch of the Scottish family Campbell, of which the Duke of Argyle is the head.

John Campbell and his family came from Ireland to Franklin, Tenn., in 1851. When the War between the States came on, he espused the cause of the Confederacy enthusiastically. Two brothers who were old enough entered the army. Joseph Lytle was killed at Chickamauga, and William served in an Alabama cavalry regiment to the end of the war.

I first met Maggie the day after the battle of Franklin. She was ministering to our wounded. She and her young sister had spent the whole night before in cooking for and feeding Confederate soldiers. She was untiring in her efforts to serve our cause, and she was ever the intelligent, devoted champion of the Confederacy. To her the words "Prebyterian and Confederate" won he confidence. She was a woman of tender heart and high principle. Children loved her.

[Tribute by James H. McNeilly, D. D., Nashville, Tenn.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, March, 1916.

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