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Culpeper in Culpeper County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Col. John Jameson

Col. John Jameson Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 31, 2009
1. Col. John Jameson Marker
Inscription. Col. John Jameson (1751-1810) owned land nearby. He served as the Culpeper County court clerk (1772-1810) and a captain in the Culpeper Minute Men battalion during the Revolutionary War. In Sept. 1780, while serving under Gen. Benedict Arnold in New York, Jameson following military protocol initially sent Arnold's co-conspirator, Maj. John André to Arnold and forwarded suspicious documents found on André to Gen. George Washington. Jameson requested André’s return after being swayed by Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge. Arnold the traitor escaped, but André was hanged.

Jameson’s property nearby, during the Civil War, became a burial ground for at least 350 soldiers, mostly Confederates, who died in Culpeper hospitals, In 1881, their remains were re-interred at -Citizens’ Cemetery (now Fairview Cemetery) in a mass grave marked by an 18-foot obelisk,
Erected 2004 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-100.)
Location. 38° 27.985′ N, 78° 0.162′ W. Marker is in Culpeper, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is on Oaklawn Boulevard just west of South Blue Ridge Avenue, in the median. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Culpeper VA 22701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Col. John Jameson Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 31, 2009
2. Col. John Jameson Marker
walking distance of this marker. Culpeper Minute Men (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Culpeper Minute Men (approx. half a mile away); Historic Antioch Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); The Civil War (approx. half a mile away); Mountain Run Watershed (approx. half a mile away); The Revolutionary War (approx. half a mile away); A.P. Hill's Boyhood Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Seventh Ohio Regiment (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Culpeper.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for John Jameson. “In Fairfax, Virginia under an old Oak tree during the spring of 1775, he volunteered with other men from Culpeper, Orange and Fauquier counties forming the Culpeper Minutemen. He was a Captain and company commander in the Culpeper Minutemen battalion. Their flag known by nearly all history students portray the snake and phrase ‘Liberty or Death’ on one side and ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ on the other side. Jameson and John Marshall were a leading spirit amongst the famous Culpeper minute-men. These were the first soldiers raised in Virginia. Together, he and the Minutemen fought in the Battle of Great Bridge, the first Revolutionary War battle on Virginia soil, where the minutemen defeated British troops under John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore, temporarily ending British control of Virginia.” (Submitted on November 1, 2009.)
Col. John Jameson (1751-1810) image. Click for full size.
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3. Col. John Jameson (1751-1810)

2. Culpeper County During the Civil War. “The Confederates had a training camp and army hospital at Culpeper Court House, and they established a supply base there early in 1862. The county suffered its first Union occupation when Union general John Pope’s Army of Virginia arrived in July 1862. This led to the first major battle in Culpeper, at Cedar (or Slaughter’s) Mountain, in which Confederate troops under Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson successfully blocked a Union advance into central Virginia. Confederate general Robert E. Lee then drove out Pope during the Second Manassas Campaign (1862), and the county remained Lee’s favored staging area for the remainder of the war. He selected Culpeper for his winter quarters after the Maryland Campaign and the Battle of Antietam in September 1862, and a portion of his army occupied the county following the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862.” (Submitted on November 1, 2009.) 
Categories. War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,326 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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