Campbell, John Archibald, 1811-1889Alternative names
Lawyer and state legislator, Montgomery and Mobile, Alabama; associate judge, U.S. Supreme Court, 1853-1861; assistant secretary of war, Confederate Army, 1862-1865.
From the description of Papers, 1865 Jan.-April. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27989428
John Archibald Campbell (1811-1889), Justice U.S. Supreme Court (1853-1861).
From the description of John Archibald Campbell papers, 1842-1843, 1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476502
From the description of John Archibald Campbell correspondence, 1860-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452556
John Archibald Campbell was a native of Wilkes County, Ga. and a graduate of the University of Georgia at the age of 15. At 18 he was admitted to the practice of law by an act of the legislature. Soon thereafter he removed to Montgomery, Alabama. In 1853 he was nominated for a seat on the Supreme Court by President Franklin Pierce. He resigned his position in 1861 returning South to become Assistant Secretary of War. Following the war hre returned to private law practice in New Orleans.
The peace conference at Hampton Roads, Virginia (February 3, 1865), which took place aboard the president's steamer River Queen, failed as Lincoln rejected an appeal for a cease-fire by Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens. Lincoln remained committed to emancipation, and insisted on the disbanding of all rebel forces and a "restoration of the National authority throughout all the States." EDsitement website http://edsitement.neh.gov (Retrieved February 9, 2009)
From the description of John Archibald Campbell collection, 1865-1911. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 302271310
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