1811 – Born on the 24th of June in Washington, Georgia, his father is Col. Duncan Greene Campbell. American jurist.
1825 – At the age of 14 he graduated from the University of Georgia.
– Attended West Point Military Academy for three years.
1829 – Admitted to the bar at the age of 18.
1836 – He married Anne Goldthwaite.
– Elected to the Alabama House of Representatives.
1839 – Moved to Mobile and resumed private practice.
1843 – He was elected again to the state legislature.
1853 – In March, he became Supreme Court justice.
– He was appointed associate justice of the United States Supreme Court by President Pierce.
1861 – Served as a mediator between William H. Seward, Simon Cameron, and the three Confederate commissioners Martin Crawford, Andre Roman, and John Forsyth Jr.
– Resigned from the Court on 30th of April and returned to Alabama.
1862 – He was named Assistant Secretary of War by Confederate president Jefferson Davis.
1865 – He was one of the peace commissioners appointed to meet Mr. Lincoln and Seward at Fort Monroe in February.
– He was arrested and lodged in Fort Pulaski, but was discharged on parole.
1889 – John Archibald Campbell died on 12th of March.