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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Andrew Jackson Campbell Papers, 1861-1993



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Campbell, Andrew Jackson, 1834-1863
Title: Campbell, Andrew Jackson, Papers
Dates: 1861-1993
Abstract: The collection documents 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.
Accession No.: 72-101
Extent: 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Source:

Campbell, Andrew Jackson. The Civil War Diary of Andrew Jackson Campbell. Edited by Jill K. Garrett. Columbia, Tennessee, n.p.,1965.

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Scope and Contents

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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Campbell, Andrew Jackson, 1834-1863--Archives
Love, John
White, Caroline Campbell, b. 1832
White, Thomas, 1827-1893
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 48th
Places
Fort Donelson, Battle of, Tenn., 1862--Sources
Johnson’s Island (Ohio)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military life--Confederate

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Related Material

See also R.K. and J.E. Diary, http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utcah/02022/cah-02022.html

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Andrew Jackson Campbell Papers, 1861-1993, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3K80 Diaries, correspondence, bond, and typescript, 1861-1993

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