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Micah Jenkins

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Born:
December 1, 1835

Birthplace: Edisto Island, South Carolina

Father: John Jenkins 1794 – 1854

Mother: Elizabeth Clark 1808 – 1864
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina)​

Wife: Caroline H. Jamison 1837 – 1902
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina)​

Children:

Micah John Jenkins 1857 – 1912​
(Buried: Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina)​
Robert Flavel Jenkins 1858 – 1936​
(Buried: Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina)​
William Edward Jenkins 1860 – 1930​
(Buried: Willow Dale Cemetery, Goldsboro, North Carolina)​
Whitemarsh LaRoche Jenkins 1861 – 1863​
(Buried: Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Summerville, South Carolina)
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John Murray Jenkins 1863 – 1958​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​

Education:

1854: Graduated from South Carolina, Military, Academy​

Occupation before War:

1855 – 1861: Organizer of King's Mountain Military School​

Civil War Background:

1861 – 1862: Colonel of 5th South Carolina Infantry​
1861: Participated in the Battle of First Bull Run​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Seven Pines Wounded twice in knee
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1862: Colonel of Palmetto Sharpshooters​
1862 – 1864: Brigadier General in the Confederate Army​
1862: Wounded in Shoulder and Chest during 2nd Battle of Bull Run​
1862 – 1863: Served in the Division of Major General George Pickett​
1863: Participated in the campaign against Suffolk, Virginia​
1863: Retained in Richmond Virginia Missing Battle of Gettysburg​
1863: Participated with first army Corps in Tennessee​
1863: Participated in Second day's fighting at Battle of Chickamauga​
1864: Led his brigade in victory at Battle of Kimbrough's Crossroads​
1864: Mortally wounded in the head when a mini ball lodged in his brain however, he urged his men to press forward.​

Died: May 6, 1864

Place of Death: Spotsylvania County, Virginia

Cause of Death: Wounds to his head and brain caused by mini ball

Age at time of Death: 28 years old

Original Burial Place: Summerville, South Carolina

Burial Place: In the year of 1881 General Micah Jenkins was moved to Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina

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