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December 14, 1810 - September 14, 1864. One of the founders of the Citadel. In 1842, as chairman of the Military Committee of the S.C. House of Representatives, he introduced a bill to establish military schools in Columbia and in Charleston. The former was known as the Arsenal. It was closed at the end of the Civil War and never reopened. The Citadel was also closed at the end of the Civil War, but it reopened on October 21, 1882. Jamison was elected president of the South Carolina secession convention in 1860. His book about the Hundred Years War, The Life and Times of Bertrand Du Guesclin: A History of the Fourteenth Century (DC97 .D8 J3) was published in 1864. He died of yellow fever and is buried in Orangeburg. (Source: Dictionary of Amerian Biography, vol. 9, pp. 604-05. REF E176 .D56 v. 9).