University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Jack Campbell Papers, 1860-1861



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Campbell, Jack
Title: Campbell, Jack, Papers
Dates: 1860-1861
Abstract: The collection consists of five letters to Campbell, who possibly lived in Fountain Creek, Tennessee, from two correspondents, Thomas B. Hockaday (1835-1918) and G.B. Lipscomb (1834-1880).
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Sources:

McCrosky, Vista K. "Giles, TX (Delta County). "Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed November 2, 2010. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrg76.

Van Zandt, K.M. Force without Fanfare: The Autobiography of K.M. Van Zandt. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1968.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Campbell, Jack--Archives
Hockaday, Thomas Hart Benton, 1835-1918
Lipscomb, G.B., 1834-1880
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Infantry Regiment, 7th, Company D
Subjects
Agriculture--Texas--19th century
Freemasons--Texas--19th century
Places
Ben Franklin (Tex.)
Marshall (Tex.)

Related Material

See also Thomas Benton Hockaday Scrapbook, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, TX.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jack Campbell Papers, 1860-1861, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2J143 Correspondence, 1860-1861.