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William H. Cameron Civil War papers (Ms.Cameron)

Brown University Library

Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146

Scope & content

The William H. Cameron Civil War papers contain about 100 items, including correspondence, Army documents and other official records related to (1) military movements, camp life, and operations of the Quarter Master's office for the Army of the Tennessee during the Civil War, (2) Cameron's post war life in St. Louis, Missouri, and Providence, Rhode Island, and (3) Life in Canada during the Civil War era. The bulk of the collection focuses on the Civil War period, and documents not only the movements and activities of military units in the Union Army but also the ongoing lives of Cameron's friends and relations in Canada, Detroit, Missouri and Louisiana, as well as in other military units of the Union Army. As a clerk in the Quarter Master's office, Cameron apparently accompanied his commanding officer on Army business, and the collection therefore documents his travels in Tennessee, Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, Alabama, Mississippi, New York and South Carolina.