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Civil War Soldiers - Jameson
|Jameson, Charles D.,
brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Gorham, Me., Feb. 24, 1827.
He was educated in the public schools, became a prosperous lumberman,
and in 1860 was a delegate to the Democratic national convention in
Charleston, S. C. He was a member of the state militia, and in May,
1861, was placed in command of the 2nd Maine regiment, the first that
left that state for the seat of war. He led his regiment at Bull Run,
and for protecting the Federal retreat to Centerville he was
commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers, Sept. 3, 1861. He was an
unsuccessful Democratic candidate for governor of Maine in 1861 and
again in 1862. Gen. Jameson participated in the Seven Days' battles
about Richmond, commanding the 1st brigade of Kearny's 3d division,
Heintzelman's 3d army corps, and after the battle of Fair Oaks was
stricken with camp fever and forced to return to Maine. He died in
Oldtown, Me., Nov. 6, 1862.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908