Lived in Strasburg, Virginia. He was by profession a Civil Engineer. Was in the Confederat Army for 4 years of the war, in General J.E.B. Stewart's command. He was a 2nd Lieut. of Co. A, 1st Virginia Cavalry. He served during the war from April 1861 to April 1865 and at the battle of Bull Run had his horse shot out from under him. He was a descendant of Dr. David Jamison, who commanded the Third Battalion of York Co., Pennsylvania, Militia during the American Revolutionary War. He married Mary ElizabethSpengler on 2 November 1870.