Tuesday, April 28, 2020

1864/1865 Payments on Behalf of Family in Robbinston, Maine, of Civil War soldier Hugh H. Cameron; in 1860s/1870s Ledger of Financial Transactions of Robbinston, Maine


Hugh H. Cameron - payments made in 1864 and 1865 to his wife and daughter in Robbinston, Maine. Cameronage 28, was serving in Company E of the 9th Maine Regiment.  "Mustered in Oct. 1 1864".

Found on Page 2 in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.

Payments made on behalf of:
  • Jane Cameron, age 28, Hugh's wife
  • Anne Cameron, age 3, Hugh's daughter

A reader commented that Maine State Archives has a record that he was from Nova Scotia; presumably it's one of the following:

1864  Maine, Civil War Enlistment Papers, 1862-1865
  • age 26; married
  • 5' 11" tall with hazel eyes, dark hair, sandy complexion
  • born in Nova Scotia; resident of Pembroke, Maine
  • working as a ship carpenter at time of enlistment
  • substitute for Hiram Davis of Foxcroft, Maine
  • volunteered 30 September 1864 for a period of 3 years
  • sworn to and subscribed at Bangor, Maine, on 30 September 1864
  • expressed preference for 1st Maine Heavy Artillery

1864  Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957, Military Records - Civil War:
  • age 26; married
  • 5' 11" tall with hazel eyes, brown hair, sandy complexion
  • born in Nova Scotia; resident of Pembroke, Maine
  • working as a ship carpenter at time of enlistment
  • enlisted and mustered in on 30 September 1864 - Company E, 9th Infantry
  • Remarks: Absent in hospital. No discharge furnished.

If you have information on this family, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  

The ledger measures about 13" by 8" by 1/2" and contains entries for almost 50 families and many pages of other financial transactions. About half of the 178 numbered pages have entries. The ledger is missing its covers; the first page of what remains is shown below.


Soldiers and sailors listed in the ledger
  • The numbers in parentheses indicate specific pages in the ledger.
  • Many of the men listed below were born in New Brunswick or Nova Scotia and may have returned to Canada after the War.  See the map below to see how close New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were, particularly in the Age of Sail.
  • If you have information on any of the men listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

The List, Alphabetized

2 comments:

  1. Maine state archives has a Hugh H Cameron of Nova Scotia with 9th Maine CoE. He was an army substitute for Hiriam S Davis of Penobscot County Maine.

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