CS Exe Campbell, John Archibald - C.S. Asst. Secretary of War

John Archibald Campbell


Born: June 24, 1811

Birthplace: Washington, Georgia

Father: Colonel Duncan Greene Campbell 1787 – 1828
(Buried: Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, Georgia)​

Mother: Mary L. Williamson 1793 – 1862
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama)

Uncle: Georgia Governor John Clark 1766 – 1832
(Buried: Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Georgia)​

Wife: Anne Esther Goldthwaite 1804 – 1883
(Buried: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland)​


Hannah Campbell Pierpont 1829 – 1856​
(Buried: East Farms Cemetery, Waterbury, Connecticut)​
Henrietta Goldthwaite Campbell Lay 1831 – 1915​
(Buried: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland)​
Duncan Green Campbell 1834 – 1888​
(Buried: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland)​
Katherine Goldthwaite Campbell Groner 1839 – 1922​
(Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia)​
Mary Ellen Campbell Mason 1842 – 1870
(Buried: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland)​
Anna Campbell 1844 – 1927​
(Buried: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland)​
Clara Campbell Colston 1847 – 1929​
(Buried: Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, Maryland)​

Political Party: Democratic Party


1825: Graduated from Franklin College​
1826 – 1827: Attended West Point Military Academy​

Occupation before War:

1829: Attorney in Washington, Georgia​
1829 – 1837: Attorney in Montgomery, Alabama​
1837 – 1853: Attorney in Mobile, Alabama​
1837: Alabama State Representative​
1843: Alabama State Representative​
1847 – 1851: Published four Essays in Southern Quarterly Review
1853 – 1861: Associate Justice of United States Supreme Court​

Civil War Career:

1861: Mediator between three commissioners​
1861: Resigned from United States Supreme Court on April 30th​
1862 – 1865: Confederate States Assistant Secretary of War​
1865: Commissioner at Hampton Roads Conference​

Occupation after War:

1865: Held at Fort Pulaski Prison by United States Government for five months​
1866 – 1884: Attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana​
Attorney before the United States Supreme Court​
1872: Attorney in Slaughter – House Cases
Member of “Committee of One Hundred”​

Died: March 12, 1889

Place of Death: Baltimore, Maryland

Age at time of Death: 77 years old

Burial Place: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland
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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
When he graduated from the University of Georgia he was only 14. He then entered West Point but only attended for 3 years.