John T. Cameron Civil War papers
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John T. Cameron Civil War papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Cameron, John T., b. 1836
Title: John T. Cameron Civil War papers
Dates: 1862-1865
Quantity: 6.0 Item(s)
Identification: ahc.MSS49f

Biographical/Historical Note

John T. Cameron was born in 1836 in Virginia to John and Nancy Cameron. During the Civil War, he served as a Sergeant in the 39th Regiment of the Iowa Infantry Volunteers. He enrolled in service on August 20, 1862. He saw duty in Georgia in 1864, and he was discharged on June 5, 1865 in Washington, D.C. Prior to the war, he married Rachel (last name unknown), who was born in Ohio in 1834. In 1880, the couple lived in Howard County, Iowa, where Cameron worked as a wheat buyer. Additional biographical information has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains five orders assigning Sergeant Cameron to various duties. Three of the five orders were written in Georgia in 1864 and 1865. There is also a certificate of discharge written in June 1865 in Washington, D.C.

Index Terms

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 39th (1861-1865)

General Notes

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[identification of item(s)], John T. Cameron civil war papers, MSS 49F, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information


Processing Information

Collection reprocessed in 2008


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

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