Cameron/ Forrest

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Cameron/ Forrest - uil'sas . nninnMs dead General Hugh Cameron,...
uil'sas . nninnMs dead General Hugh Cameron, Attacked With Apoplexy, Expires. Topeka, Dec. , 10. General Hugh Cameron, , known as the Kansas hermit, died last night of apoplexy in a local hospital. He came here Tuesday from Lawrence . to attend the funeral of A H Case, an old friend. He failed to waken yesterday morning and remained unconscious all day. General Cameron is a national character. At the outbreak of the civil war he enlisted as a private in the Second Kansas cavalry, and rose to the rank of captain. He afterwards helped raise the Second Arkansas calvalry, and was made lieutenant colonel of it. He fought with that regiment for two years. Wheaat Holly Springs, Ark., he was put in command of a brigade and While he had no set battles while acting as brigadier general, he made some highly im portant strategetio movements. He was the only commander who ever brought any of the men of the great Southern calvalry leader, Geneial Forest, Into camp alone. General Cameron, while on one of his raids, caught Forest's bodyguard, killed twenty-three of them and captured Captain Merrit and Sergeant Fouse.

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  1. Arkansas City Daily Traveler,
  2. 10 Dec 1908, Thu,
  3. Page 6

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