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THE SOLDIER AND THE SCULPTOR

William Joyce Sewell

A Camden landmark best known as Walt Whitman’s last address, Harleigh Cemetery is also the final resting place of Major-General William Joyce Sewell.  He cast a long shadow in nineteenth-century New Jersey, but is known to very few today.

Sewell, a self-made Irish immigrant who had just settled in Camden when the Civil War broke out, recruited a company of New Jersey Volunteers, was commissioned its captain, and rose to the rank of colonel.  Read more…

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