President Schwetke's Remarks
Captain Jameson remained in military service rising in 1777 to the rank of major in the Continental Light Dragoons. He fought at Brandywine and was at Valley Forge with General Washington. He was wounded in a skirmish at Valley Forge, but recovered and continued to serve, eventually rising to the rank of colonel.
In 1780 forces in Col Jameson's command captured the British spy Major Andre who was in disguise. They discerned the true nature of Major Andre and thwarted the traitor Benedict Arnold’s plan to betray the strategic fortress at West Point to the British.
After the war Col Jameson returned to Culpeper County and was elected Clerk of Culpeper County, remaining in that position for the rest of his life. He married Elizabeth Davenport, raised a family, and prospered as a free man.
Today we have our liberty, won for us by the valor of many such as Col Jameson. It is our privilege to gather to dedicate this boulevard in his honor.