A Guide to the Jack Campbell Papers, 1860-1861
Jack Campbell, who possibly lived in Fountain Creek, Tennessee, was friends with Thomas B. Hockaday (1835-1918) from Ben Franklin, Texas, and G.B. Lipscomb (1834-1880), from Marshall, Texas. Lipscomb was a 2nd Lieutenant in Company D of the 7th Texas Infantry. Hockaday also served in the Confederate Army, but was in the 6th Texas Calvary. He was a teacher at the Giles Academy in Giles, Texas.
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The Jack Campbell Papers, 1860-1861, consists of five letters to Campbell, who possibly lived in Fountain Creek, Tennessee, from two correspondents, Thomas B. Hockaday and G.B. Lipscomb. The letters contain commentary on the secession of Texas, dissatisfaction with Senator Andrew Johnson of Tennessee, the hanging of an effigy of Abraham Lincoln, and Benjamin McCulloch’s activities invading Union territory north of Texas. Lipscomb discusses the state of Confederate Army from his perspective as 2nd Lieutenant in Company D of the 7th Texas Infantry. In addition, they mention the Masonic Order in Texas and issues pertaining to farming.
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Jack Campbell Papers, 1860-1861, 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.
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