General Charles D. Jameson CDV Standing view in uniform with rank of brigadier general. As colonel of the 2nd Maine Infantry he led his regiment at First Bull Run and was commissioned brigadier general to rank September 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. Back mark Whitehurst Gallery, Washington, D.C.
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