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colonist , army officer

Robert Alexander Cameron, American colonist, army officer.

Background

Cameron, Robert Alexander was born on February 22, 1828 in Brooklyn. Son of Robert A. Cameron.

Education

Graduate Indiana Medical College, 1849.

Career

Owner Valparaiso (Indiana) Republican, 1857. Served in Indiana Legislature, 1860. Commissioned captain 9th Indiana Volunteres, 1861, lieutenant colonel 19th volunteers, 1861, colonel 34th volunteers, 1862.

Brigadier general 3 divisions 13th corpus, United States army, 1863. Commanded Lafourche district Department of Gulf, 1864. Brevetted Major general, 1865.

Vice president Union Colony which settled in Colorado, 1869, president, 1871. Superintendent Fountain Colony, founded Colorado Springs, 1871. Founded Fort Collins, 1873.

Warden of penitentiary, Canon City, Colorado, 1885-1887. Immigration agent Fort Worth & Denver City R.R.

Connections

Married Miss Flower.

father:
Robert A. Cameron. Cameron

spouse:
Miss Flower.