Robert A. Cameron
Robert A. Cameron was a General in the army during the Civil War.
Robert Cameron was born on February 22, 1828 in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Indiana Medical College in 1850. He served in the army in 1861. He became a Major General in 1865.
Cameron helped find a place for Greeley to be built.
Robert Cameron was a part of the Locating Committee with Nathan Meeker and H.T. West. They came to Colorado to find a place to start the colony. He was the Vice-President of the Union Colony and one of the Founders. He started several businesses. One was a Drug Store with his father-in-law, J.B. Flower.
Robert Cameron was a leader in Greeley.
He was an organizer, problem solver, and business owner. Later Robert Cameron began a new colony, Ft. Collins, modeled after the successful Greeley Colony.
Robert Cameron also founded Colorado Springs and was one of the first wardens at Canon City.
He is buried in the cemetery at Canon City.