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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.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
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War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1780.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Culpeper VA 22701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Culpeper Minute Men (approx. 0.3 miles away); Guinn Bungalow (approx. 0.3 miles away); 902 South East Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rixey-Yancey House (approx. 0.3 miles away); 806 South East Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); 901 South East Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); 914 South East Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cropp House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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
Col. John Jameson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 31, 2009
2. Col. John Jameson Marker
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.) 

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
Col. John Jameson (1751-1810) image. Click for full size.
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3. Col. John Jameson (1751-1810)
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.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,040 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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