Brig. Gen. Charles Davis Jameson, USA

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Brig. Gen. Charles Davis Jameson, USA

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Birthplace: Gorham, Maine, United States
Death: November 06, 1862 (35)
Old Town, Penobscot County, Maine, United States ("camp fever" (typhoid))
Place of Burial: Orono, Penobscot County, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Jameson and Martha Jameson
Husband of Julia Augusta Lambert Jameson
Father of William Jameson; charles davis Jameson and Julia Jameson
Brother of Oliver M Jameson

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About Brig. Gen. Charles Davis Jameson, USA

Charles Davis Jameson was a general in the American Civil War.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_D._Jameson

Charles Davis Jameson (February 24, 1827–November 6, 1862) was an American Civil War general and Democratic Party candidate for Governor of Maine. He contracted "camp fever" (typhoid) at the Battle of Fair Oaks, returned to his native state of Maine, dying in transit or soon after.


Jameson was born in Gorham, Maine, but his family moved to the lumbering and sawmilling center of Old Town, Maine when he was still a child. Jameson became a successful lumberman, and in 1860 was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Maine. With the outbreak of war in 1861 he was elected Colonel commanding the 2nd Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the first Maine unit to leave the state for the front. He led his regiment into the First Battle of Bull Run and was soon made Brigadier General of Volunteers.


In the months after Bull Run the Democratic Party of Maine split into anti-war and pro-war factions, and Jameson became the gubernatorial candidate of the "War Democrats". He lost the election to Republican Israel Washburn, Jr. from the neighboring town of Orono, but narrowly beat the anti-war Democrat, John W. Dana. In 1862, however, with the war going badly, Jameson was largely abandoned by Democratic voters when he ran again, though the anti-war Democratic candidate was narrowly defeated by Republican Abner Coburn.


Later that year at the Battle of Fair Oaks, Jameson was wounded and subsequently disabled by "camp fever" (likely typhoid fever) and allowed to return to Maine. He died in Old Town on November 6, 1862 and is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Stillwater, Maine. Some sources report that Davison actually died on the steamship carrying him home between Boston and Bangor.

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Brig. Gen. Charles Davis Jameson, USA's Timeline

1827
February 24, 1827
Gorham, Maine, United States
1854
June 1854
1855
July 2, 1855
Bangor, Maine, United States
1858
July 8, 1858
stillwater, Maine, United States
1862
November 6, 1862
Age 35
Old Town, Penobscot County, Maine, United States
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Orono, Penobscot County, Maine, United States