James C. Cameron

Company A, 64th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

James C. Cameron first enlisted in the 64th Regiment of Illinois Infantry, Co. A, Yates Sharpshooters. He was promoted to Captain 12 September 1862.

He was listed present with the 1st Alabama, detached by special order from 64th Illinois and not aggrigated on the March 1863 monthly returns.

On 15 April 1863, he was detailed by order of General Dodge to command the 1st Regiment of Alabama Cavalry Volunteers.

On 17 April 1863, he was killed in action at the Battle of Barton Station, Bear Creek, Alabama.

After his death, his brother, Captain Alexander Cameron, requested permission to be absent from his command for 30 days to take his remains to the family burial ground at Ottawa, Illinois.

Submitted by Ryan Dupree

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