MIL-REV: 1832 Capt. James Jamieson Pension Application

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  • Title MIL-REV: 1832 Capt. James Jamieson Pension Application 
    Short Title MIL-REV: 1832 Capt. James Jamieson Pension Application 
    Author NARA, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, Roll M804 
    Call Number Case File (ref. pending)  
    Repository NARA: National Archives and Records Administration (USA) 
    Source ID S196 

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    State of South Carolina
    York District

    On this 16th day of October 1832 personally appeared in open court before Wm D. Martin Judge of the court of sessions and common pleas now sitting James Jamieson a resident of Chester District, State of South Carolina, aged in his Seventy Seventh year who being duly sworn according to law doth make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed the 7th June 1833.

    That he entered the Service of the United States as a volunteer in the year 1775 under Col. Neal & Genl. Richardson, against the tories on Reedy river, commanded by Col. Cunningham, which body of tories were taken prisoners without any battle being fought. That in this tour he served according to the best of his knowledge three months.

    He again volunteered in the month of June or July 1776 under Capt. Thomas Kirkpatrick & Col. Thos. Neal on an expedition against the Cherokee tribe of Indians, and served under them six weeks.

    He again volunteered under Capt. Kirkpatrick in January 1779 and served two weeks against the tories on Fairforest Creek in the State of South Carolina.

    He volunteered again under Capt. Thomas Kirkpatrick and Major Ross in an expedition to the State of Georgia, during this campaign he was in the Battle of Briar Creek, where Genl. Ash was defeated by the British Genl. Prevost Served in this tour three months.

    After the Battle of Briar Creek before returning to South Carolina he again volunteered in an expedition uner Col. Hammond against the Creek Indian (?camp of) the Indians at the Oconee River, fought & defeated them, Served in the campaign two weeks.

    (? He) served a two months tour at Wrights Bluff on the Santee River under Col. Wm Bratton in the year 1780 (illegible words) the fall of Charleston S. Carolina (illegible words) served as a Lieutenant.

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    A few days after his return he volunteered on (a) tour to North Carolina, under Genl. Thomas Sumpter. Before starting on this tour was appointed and commissioned a Captain by Governor Rutledge of South Carolina. On this Campaign, He went in pursuit of the tories in the Fork of the Yadkin River, immediately after fought and defeated the tories at Ramsours in North Carolina, after this Battle Returned & again joined Genl. Sumpter at Hagglers Branch, crossed the Catawba and defeated the British under Capt. Hook at Williamsons. Went to Rocky Mount and attacked the British under Col. Turnbull without success. Crossed the river and one week after the Battle of Rocky Mount defeated the British & tories at the Battle of the "Hanging Rock". That in this Battle he was wounded by a musket shot through the body. After the Battle of the "Hanging Rock" he was carried to the Hospital at Charlotte in North Carolina.

    As soon as his wound would permit he again joined his command, and carried on a partisan warfare until The Battle at Blackstocks on the Tiger River, about December 1780.

    Immediately after this he was taken prisoner by the tories at his own house, and delivered up to Lord Cornwallis, with whom he was a prisoner for about one month, when he was parolled & set at Liberty, and not exchanged until after the capture of Cornwallis in October 1781. That from the time he Joined Genl. Sumpter in North Carolina to the time he was exchanged was about Seventeen months.

    That during his Services he was not stationed with any of the Continental troops. That according to the best of his knowledge he was born on Brandywine Creek in the State of Pennsylvania on the 10th day of March 1755. That he has no record of his age. That when he entered the service of the United States he resided in the District of York State of South Carolina, and that he now lives in Chester District, in

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    Said State. That he never Received any written Discharge from Services.

    That he was commissioned a Captain by Governor Rutledge of South Carolina in 1780, and that he lost said commission in swimming a creek in the night after he Rec'd his parol from Lord Cornwallis.

    He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State.

    Sworn to and subscribed the day and date aforesaid in open Court.

    James Jamieson

    A W McWhorter


  • Military Records: American Revolution
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  •  Notes 
    • The service of Captain James Jamieson and his brother Joseph Jamieson in the South Carolina militia during the Revolutionary War overlapped that of John Darwin. Joseph Jamieson names Lieutenant Darwin in an 1844 Affidavit on behalf of another South Carolinian War Pensioner, Henry Rae.

      James Jamieson's son William is named as one of the executors of the 1836 Will of John Darwin.