A Guide to the Andrew Jackson Campbell Papers, 1861-1993
Born in Fountain Creek, Tennessee, Andrew Jackson Campbell (1834-1863) was one of eleven children to John Campbell (1780-1850) and Sarah Kimbrough (1794-1862). On November 25, 1861, he enlisted in the 48th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, and was elected captain of company "F." In February 1862, Campbell was taken prisoner at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, imprisoned at Camp Chase and Johnson’s Island, Ohio, and released seven months later at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Campbell was promoted to major after the regiment re-organized, though he soon fell ill and died at his home on May 29, 1863.
Campbell, Andrew Jackson. The Civil War Diary of Andrew Jackson Campbell. Edited by Jill K. Garrett. Columbia, Tennessee, n.p.,1965.
The Andrew Jackson Campbell Papers, 1861-1993, chronicle Campbell’s tenure as captain and major in the 48th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, describing in particular the Battle of Fort Donelson and his imprisonment at Johnson’s Island. The collection consists of fourteen items, including two of Campbell’s diaries written between 1862 and 1863 with an accompanying typescript by Jill Garrett from 1993, a Confederate bond, and an application for the Role of Honor in the Confederate Museum in Richmond, Virginia. In addition, correspondence between Campbell and his sister, Caroline "Carrie" Campbell White, between 1862 and 1863, is included as well as a letter from John Love, who also served in the 48th regiment, to Campbell’s brother-in-law, Thomas White. The latter is a reminiscence of Campbell’s character and actions in the battlefield.
This collection is open for research use.
Andrew Jackson Campbell Papers, 1861-1993, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers