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42nd Alabama Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: William Walker CameronRank: Private Company:

William Walker Cameron lived 15 miles north of Gunther's Landing in Marshall County Alabama. He joined when he was about 15 or 16. Later the 42nd was consolidated into the 55th Alabama. In the fall of 1863 he was captured and carried to Nashville by the Union Cavalry. He joined the 12th Tennessee Cavalry USA with the understanding that he would only guard wagons and later be sent to fight indians. He saw some action at Spring Hill, Franklin, and Nashville. He was injured Dec. 16th outside Nashville. He served in Leavenworth, Kansas from April to May 1865. He moved to Leighton, AL and married. He is buried in Old Bethel Cemetery. His descendents are strong Confederates to this day at LaGrange on Lawrence Mountain.

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