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Capt Daniel Littleton Cameron
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1842
Adams County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1926
Leon County
Texas, USA

On 04 Feb 1863, Daniel was married to Mary Leona DICKINSON (1844-1929) in Madison County, Mississippi. He was born in Washington, Adams County (near Natchez) Mississippi as recorded on his Confederate Pension Application.

His parents were John Charles CAMERON, b. c1814 in Franklin County, Mississippi and Angeline M. MUNDAY, b. c1826 in Franklin County, Mississippi.

Mary Leona and Daniel had five known children who grew to adulthood. Their names and approximate years of birth are shown below. Mary Lorena reported 6 children born, 5 living indicating one child had died probably in childbirth or soon thereafter. But, in the 1910 census, she reported 5 children born and 5 living.

1865 Helen Ione CAMERON
1867 Charles Dickinson CAMERON
1870 Mary Louisa "Lou" CAMERON
1872 Leona CAMERON
1875 Clyde Mundy CAMERON

In a note in his Pension Application file, it was recorded that he died at the residence of his daughter, Helen and her husband, Harry LeGalley about 5 miles south of Buffalo, Texas. Harry LeGalley, Daniel's son-in-law, was the informant on Daniel's wife's (Mary Leona's) Texas Death Certificate.

Daniel served as a Captain in the Confederate Army as shown in the following synopses of his service records.

American Civil War Soldiers
about Daniel Cameron
Name: Daniel Cameron
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Mississippi
Birth Date: 7 Mar 1842
Death Date: 26 Apr 1926
Death Place: Buffalo, Leon Co., Texas
Service Record: Enlisted as a Captain.
Commission in Company A, 3rd Battn Infantry Regiment Mississippi.
Sources: 425,172

U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865
about Daniel L Cameron
Name: Daniel L Cameron
Rank at enlistment: Captain
State Served: Mississippi
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Commissioned an officer in Company A, Mississippi 3rd Infantry Battalion.
Birth Date: 7 Mar 1842
Death Date: 26 Apr 1926
Death Place: Buffalo, Leon Co., Texas
Sources: Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service RecordsConfederate Veteran Magazine

And, a synopsis of his application for a Confederate Pension is shown below. It was filed 28 Nov 1913 and approved 01 Dec 1913 with payments to start 01 Mar 1914.

U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958
about D L Cameron
Name: D L Cameron
Application Date: 25 Nov 1913
Application Place: Lavaca, Texas
Birth Year: abt 1842
Birth Place: Washington, Mississippi
Age: 71
Pension File Number: 25021
Application Type: Veteran

Daniel was a veteran of the Battle of Shiloh in southwestern Tennessee, 6-7 Apr 1862. As recorded on the page of his Pension Application posted to the right above, one of his legs was amputated on 22 May 1862 while he was serving in the Confederate Army. Reports from his descendants are that he did not suffer that wound in battle; rather, it was from an accidental shooting on the day of the amputation by one of his fellow solders in the Confederate Army.

A note in his Pension Application file, dated 27 Oct 1913 from Capt. Aaron Bascom Hardcastle who was Daniel's commanding officer during his service in the Confederate Army, is transcribed below.

1st Lieut and afterwards Capt. D. L. Cameron and myself served together in the 3rd Miss. Battalion for a period of more than three months, he as Adjutant and I as Major commanding the Battalion. He was a loyal soldier and left the service after he was shot and leg amputated. A. B. Hardcastle, Cmd. 3rd Miss. Battalion Infantry, CSA.

Also, a handwritten letter from Maj. Hardcastle was in Daniel's Pension Application file. It is transcribed below.

Easton Md
Oct 26/13

Capt D. L. Cameron

My dear Friend & Comrade,

It gives me great pleasure to acknowledge receipt of your letter and application and to return it signed & heartily recommended. I remember well my deep sorrow when I saw you fifty years ago borne on a stretcher to the Surgeon & hospital with such a desperate wound received while on duty with our Battalion, and I am so happy to think you still live and show firm hand writing. You have health to bear the infirmities of old age. I am seventy-seven years old, and I am thankful that I enjoy the declining years of life in peace and happiness. As there is such space in the Form of Application to write, I testify to your efficiency and promise as an officer in my Battalion, and especially to your patriotic spirit and diligence in the performance of every duty, and this I solemnly swear in the fear of God as evidence of your merit to receive a liberal pension from the great state of Texas.

Sincerely your Friend,
A. B. Hardcastle
Cdt. 3rd Miss. Battn.

[Note: Confederate Archives show that Aaron B. Hardcastle, late 1st Lieutenant 6th, U. S. Infantry, was appointed 1st Lieutenant in the C. S. Regular Army Sept. 19, 1861. He was promoted to Captain in the C. S. Regular Army (Infantry) March 16, 1864

Records further show that he was serving as 1st Lt. C. S. A. & mustering officer at Vicksburg, Miss. from October 15, 1861 to November 19,1861 where he recruited for, and organized, the Mississippi 3rd Battalion.

November 16. 1861 he was appointed Major, Provisional Army of the CS. That was confirmed December 13, 1861 & he was ordered to report for duty to the 3rd Battalion Mississippi Infantry, CSA.

In April 1862 said 3rd Battalion was increased to a regiment (known as the 45th Mississippi Infantry) and April 18,1862 A. B. Hardcastle was elected Colonel.

In 1864, the regimental organization was declared illegal and the organization was again designated 3rd Battalion Mississippi & Colonel Hardcastle resumed his rank as Captain in the C. S. regular Army.

June 28, 1864 as Captain, he applied for appointment as Judge Advocate of a Military Court.

March 23, 1865, he was appointed as a member of a Military Court in Wheeler's Cavalry Corps. with rank of Colonel in the Provisional Army of the C. S.

No later record found.

M269: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Mississippi] 
Family links: 
  Mary Leona Dickinson Cameron (1844 - 1929)*
  Helen Ione Cameron Legalley (1865 - 1952)*
  Charles Dickinson Cameron (1867 - 1940)*
  Clyde Mundy Cameron (1874 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Brushy Cemetery
Leon County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Ella Faye Johnson
Originally Created by: Texan
Record added: Aug 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15492833
Capt Daniel Littleton Cameron
Added by: Rhonda Lyn Cooper
Capt Daniel Littleton Cameron
Added by: Rhonda Lyn Cooper
Capt Daniel Littleton Cameron
Added by: Ella Faye Johnson
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- Texan
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