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 Alexander M. Cameron

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Alexander M. Cameron

  • Birth 8 Sep 1838
  • Death 15 Sep 1862
  • Burial Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 99881660

Alex died at the battle of Harpers Ferry. Prior to that, he wrote to his cousin Margaret Ann "Maggie" Morehead (FAG 98584791) in Frankfort Springs, Beaver county, PA. The first part of the letter, now lost, was reportedly a response to news from Maggie that her younger sister Romana Jane "Minnie" Morehead had eloped with their uncle Gibson Morehead, who was eleven years her senior.

32d Regiment O.V.U.S.A. Col. T. H. Ford Oct. 31st, 1861

Miss Maggie Morehead.:

Dear Cousin,

I am on picket today. The rebels and our men had a little fight last night about five companies went out on a scout to Green River and our men lost 3 men kilIed on the ground and 8 were wounded. Captured some 225 head of cattle. They went out last week one night and they captured two Seces, 51 or 52 head of cattle, 8 horses. The mail containing the hundred and fifty letters and some papers. This was a very good expedition without the loss of one of our men but the rebels lost several.

We are at work at our winter quarters. We are going to stay on this mountain all winter. I have heard one of those letters that our men captured was directed to Beaureguard. It was stated that if he did not send them 15,000 more men they would have to leave for the dammed Yankes was shooting at them all the time. This last part is very near true.

I received a letter from home yesterday. They are all well when it was mailed which was Oct. the 21st. I wrote to Minnie but she did never answer it. Perhaps she did not think it worthy of an answer. My health is good at present. I had the mountain fever very bad. I have saved two days ration of sheet iron crackers. You may bet they are nice. We captured about one hundred head of sheep yesterday so we have mutton. I will close my short epistle. Please excuse my bad writing for I have nothing to write on except my knee.

Give my best respects to all my cousins and to aunt and keep a good supply for your self. I bid you all farewell. Your cousin, A. M. Cameron. Address to:
Cheat Mountain Summit. Company A. 32 Regt. OVUSA. Write soon.

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Alex M. Cameron
Co. A, 32nd OVI [Ohio Volunteer Infantry]
Killed in battle at Harper's Ferry, W. VA.
Sept. 15, 1862, aged 24 Ys. 7 Ds.
grave unknown





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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander M. Cameron (8 Sep 1838–15 Sep 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 99881660, citing Grandview Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Darrell Brown (contributor 47458585) .