Robert Alexander Cameron

Robert Alexander Cameron

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 15 Mar 1894 (aged 66)
Canon City, Fremont County, Colorado, USA
Burial Canon City, Fremont County, Colorado, USA
Memorial ID 5893923 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. When the Civil War began, he was a doctor in practice at Valparaiso, Indiana and a member of the Indiana State Legislature. He entered the service as a Captain in the 9th Indiana Volunteers in 1861, became Lieutenant Colonel of the 19th Indiana the same year and Colonel in command of the 34th Indiana Infantry in 1862. In August 1863, he was promoted Brigadier General and led the 13th Army Corps in the Banks' Red River expedition of 1864. After this he was placed as Provost General in command of the District of La Fourche, Louisiana and served till the close of the war. For merit and devotion to duty, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. Cameron was one of only two physicians that attained the rank of Major General officer during the Civil War. After the war, he relocated to Colorado and was town superintendent of Greeley in 1870. In 1885, he was appointed warden of Colorado State Penitentiary, serving until 1887.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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