Sunday, April 18, 2010

Civil War Veteran Story

An article about a Kittson County resident who was a veteran of the American Civil War was recently published in the Kittson County Enterprise. I love these kinds of stories because they take just one individual's life (of the many out there waiting to be discovered) and helps us remember that they are not just a name and date on an old tombstone, but that they had a life just like we now do...

When Hugh [Cameron] was 20 years old, he came to the United States from Ontario, Canada, and enlisted in Brady's Sharp Shooters and was attached to the 16th Michigan Infantry. His troop fought in the battles of the Wilderness, Cold Harbor and Forth Wheaton, eventually joining the last Civil War campaign at the Appomattox Court house April 9, 1865, just shy of Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia on April 13. Cameron was discharged from the service in July with the rank of Corporal...