Historical Rosters Database
James Henry JamesonRoster ID 16
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1842|
|Biography & Genealogy:||James Henry Jameson. Class of 1842. Genealogy: Born ca. 1820 at "Spring Hill," (home destroyed during Civil War) Culpeper Co., VA; Father- Enoch G. Jameson; Mother- Frances Cowles; Paternal grandparents- [first name unknown] Jameson of Aberdeen, Scotland, and [first name unknown] Edwards, of New York. Marriage: Mary Mildred Bowen, May 1845, at "Belle Coil," Fauquier Co., VA; 4 children- Alwyn (lived in Culpeper Co., VA), Harriet (married Rev. R. J. Moorman of North Carolina), Ella (married Mr. Cannon of Bristol, TN), Henry Cowles (of Afton, Albemarle Co., VA). VMI record: Entered VMI from Culpeper, VA on November 11, 1839 and graduated July 4, 1842, standing 8th out of 16 graduates; cadet assistant professor of Math, 1840. Civil War record: On May 25, 1861 elected Captain, Company "I", 11th Virginia Infantry Regt; wounded in action (thigh) at Dranesville on Dec. 20, 1861; resigned 26 April 1862, but in hospital as late as Sept. 1863; arrested by Federal troops at Culpeper C.H. on 26 May 1864 as "formerly a Capt. in C.S.A."; held at Point Lookout (Maryland) prison; died from effects of wound and imprisonment while on flag of truce boat on way to Richmond after exchange (some records show he died at Richmond). Career: lawyer, farmer. Died September 1864, at or near Richmond, VA; buried at "Belle Coil," Fauquier Co., VA.|
|Additional Online Resources:||James H. Jameson Civil War Letters|