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1865 Feb. 8
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1865 Feb. 8
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eng
Summary
Commission, dated 8 February 1865, signed by Confederate Secretary of War John C. Breckinridge to William A. Jamison [Jamieson], appointing him a lieutenant in Company C, 5th Virginia Cavalry, Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America, as a result of "distinguished valor and skill."
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William Andrew Jamieson was born 31 January 1841 in Person County, North Carolina. He attended Randolph-Macon College. Enlisting in Company A, 18th Virginia Infantry 9 May 1861, Jamison transferred to Company C, 5th Virginia Cavalry 3 May 1862. After the battle of Second Manassas, he captured 30 Union soldiers. He led a charge at Markham Station after the battle of Sharpsburg, and was promoted to 2nd corporal. At the battle of Chancellorsville, he allegedly gave the signal to begin the battle by order of Fitzhugh Lee (1835-1905). Jamison was present at Gettysburg and led a charge at Brandy Station 11 October 1863. Jamison was promoted to 2nd lieutenant 2 July 1864. He was captured near Luray, Virginia, 24 September 1864 and sent to Point Lookout prison and transferred to Fort Delaware. Jamison was released 17 June 1865. He settled in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, becoming a farmer. In 1887, he was appointed the clerk of court for Mecklenburg County, serving until his death 29 November 1919. He married Helen Augusta Yancey (1846-1917) of Mecklenburg County 1 May 1867.
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Vi
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Commission
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1
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Confederate Museum
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000500963
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Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaf.

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