War Between the States

Died in 1862

(1840-62) In the antebellum years he commanded a militia regiment and in 1860 was a delegate to the Democratic convention at Charleston, S.C. supporting Stephen A. Douglas for president. When the Civil War broke out he was elected colonel of the 2nd Maine Infantry and led his regiment at 1st Bull Run and was commissioned brigadier general to rank from Sept. 3, 1861. During the Peninsular campaign he commanded a brigade in the 3rd Corps. As "General of the Trenches" on May 4, 1862, he was the first to discover the Confederate evacuation of Yorktown, Va. During the battle of Seven Pines, Jameson's command got closer to Richmond than any portion of McClellan's army, and he was praised for bravery by his corps commander General Samuel P. Heintzelman. Soon after he contracted "camp fever" which forced him to take a leave of absence and return to Maine. He died on a steamboat between Boston and Bangor, Maine.

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Standing view in uniform with rank of brigadier general. Brady, Washington imprint on the front mount. Very fine. Very scarce.

Cdv General Charles D. Jameson

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