Creator

Date Original

1861

Description

This letter from John Campbell to "Sir" discusses the vote at the 1861 Secession Convention.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Campbell was born in Tennessee in 1820 to Mr. and Mrs. James Campbell. John married Ann Bassingame of Tennessee and moved to Searcy County, Arkansas, in 1837, becoming one of the first settlers. He built a grist mill, which was the only one in the area. He and his wife had six daughters and four sons. Campbell became one of the first county judges in Searcy County and was elected as State Representative in the Arkansas Legislature in 1842 and reelected in 1852. He was a member of the Whig party, but after the Civil War turned to the Democratic party. In 1874, he was elected state senator on platform of temperance and better educational facilities. After his term as Senator, he returned to private life until his death in 1879.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Tennessee

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.005.004

Resource Type

Text

Collection

John Campbell Civil War letter [photostat], SMC.005.004

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

John Campbell Civil War letter [photostat], Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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