Josiah Abigail Patterson Campbell

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Josiah Abigail Patterson Campbell
Deputy from Mississippi
to the Provisional Congress
of the Confederate States
In office
February 4, 1861 – February 17, 1862
Preceded byNew constituency
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born(1830-03-02)March 2, 1830
Camden, South Carolina, U.S.
DiedJanuary 10, 1917(1917-01-10) (aged 86)
Hinds County, Mississippi, U.S.
Resting placeGreenwood Cemetery,
Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
Spouse(s)Eugenia Nash
Military service
Allegiance Confederate States
Branch/service Confederate States Army
Years of service1861–1865
RankConfederate States of America Colonel.png Colonel
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

Josiah Abigail Patterson Campbell (March 2, 1830 – January 10, 1917) was an American politician who served as a Deputy from Mississippi to the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1862.


Josiah Abigail Patterson Campbell was born in Camden, South Carolina, and was educated at Davidson College in North Carolina, thereafter moving to Madison County, Mississippi.[1] He was admitted to the bar at Kosciusko, Mississippi on June 12, 1847, at the age of seventeen, where he opened a law office and "conducted a large and profitable practice".[1] He was elected to the state legislature in 1851 and 1859. He was a President pro tempore of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States in 1861 and 1862, and attained the rank of Lieutenant colonel in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, serving in the Mississippi 40th Infantry Regiment, where he was slightly wounded at the Second Battle of Corinth.[1] After the war he was elected circuit judge. In 1870, he was one of the commissioners who framed the code of 1871, and in 1879, he similarly worked on the code of 1880. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Mississippi in 1876, and served as Chief Justice from 1891 to 1894. In 1895, he declined re-appointment, and returned to private practice.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Thomas H. Somorville, "A Sketch of the Supreme Court of Mississippi", in Horace W. Fuller, ed.,The Green Bag, Vol. XI (1899), p. 513.

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Political offices
Preceded by
New constituency
Deputy from Mississippi to the
Provisional Congress of the Confederate States

Succeeded by
Constituency abolished