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William B. Campbell Card

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2457

This collection consists of one mounted image of William Bowen Campbell. The verso contains a brief biographical sketch of the Congressman, including his service in the Seminole and Mexican wars and his stint as Governor of Tennessee.

See also MS.0216: St. George Leakin Sioussat Papers, 1793-1928, and MS.0019: Barnes Collection of Rhea County.

Dates

  • undated

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of one mounted image of William Bowen Campbell. The verso contains a brief biographical sketch of the Congressman, including his service in the Seminole and Mexican wars and his stint as Governor of Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Bowen Campbell (1807-1867) was a lawyer, soldier, and politician. In 1830 he began his law practice in Carthage, Tenn. The next year he became the Legislature Attorney-General. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1835 but resigned to fight as captain in the Seminole War. From 1839 to 1843, Campbell overcame William Trousdale to again serve Congress. Then he fought as colonel in the Mexican War. In 1851, again he defeated Trousdale to become the Governor of Tennessee. At the end of his term, Campbell retired. When the Civil War broke out, the Confederates offered him a Major General's commission; instead Lincoln commissioned him as Brigadier General of Union army volunteers in 1862. After the Civil War and Tennessee's readmission to the Union, Campbell once again served in Congress from 1866 to his death the next year.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was received from R. R. Allen, and is property of the UT Special Collections Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480