"Alexander Baer worked for the writer. Baer was possibly engaged to a girl named Hathaway who then became interested in a man named Gray Cameron (from the Steuben County, New York, area). In 1864 Baer and Cameron fought over her. Baer disappeared and there were suspicions that Cameron had killed him (he had not). Sometime later a body, thought to be Baer, was found in a lake and there demands to have Cameron arrested. Cameron escaped and joined the Army (67th PA*) then died in Libby Prison. Baer resurfaced and said that he thought that he had killed Cameron, so he traded coats with a (drunk) man named Perry (whose body was found in the lake). After the fight Baer went to Pittsburgh, adopted an alias, and joined the Army. After the war he went to California and other areas out west. Miss Hathaway married in 1867 and died (last year -- 1884?). After Baer went back and worked a day in the Pennsylvania mill, the scene of the fight with Cameron, he decided he preferred the west."
The only soldier named Cameron in the *67th PA Regiment found on this National Park Service website:
BATTLE UNIT NAME: 67th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry
SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Private
SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: Private
FILM NUMBER: M554 ROLL 17