Charles Davis Jameson
Charles Davis Jameson was born on February 24, 1827 in Gorham, Maine. He grew up in Old Town, a lumber and mill town near Bangor, and Jameson enjoyed a successful career as a lumberman. In 1860 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, and was nominated as Democratic candidate for governor of Maine.
With the outbreak of war he became colonel of the 2nd Maine Infantry Regiment, the first unit from the state to leave for the front. He led the regiment at Bull Run.
In October of 1861 he was promoted to brigadier general in and given command of the First Brigade of Heintzelman's Division. This became the First Brigade of Kearney's Division of Heintzelman's Third Army Corps in the Penninsula Campaign.
Jameson came down with what was called "camp fever," probably typhoid fever, around the time of the Battle of Fair Oaks. He returned to Maine and died on November 6, 1862 in Old Town.
He is buried in Stillwater in Riverside Cemetery.