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North Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jenkins

 
 
Jenkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2013
1. Jenkins Marker
Gen. Micah Jenkins was accidentally shot by Confederate troops during the Battle of the Wilderness while on a reconnaissance of the federal position with Gen. James Longstreet. Longstreet was also seriously wounded, but unlike Jenkins, he recovered from his injuries.
Inscription.
Micah Jenkins,
Brig. Gen.   C.S.A.
Born   Dec. 1835
Edisto Island, S.C.
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A graduate of
the Citadel
Academy
with first honors.
Killed at the head
of his brigade in
the Battle of
the Wilderness,
May 6th, 1864.
“Integer VitĘ”.
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Erected to his
memory by the
Association of
Citadel Graduates
and other comrades
and friends.
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Location. 32° 48.977′ N, 79° 56.569′ W. Marker is in North Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Cunnington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located in Magnolia Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: North Charleston SC 29405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Defense of Charleston Harbor Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charleston Light Dragoons (about 400 feet away); Sons of Charleston Confederate Monument (about 400 feet away); Soldiers Ground (about 400 feet away); H. L. Hunley Memorial (about 500 feet away); South Carolina Generals Memorial
Jenkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2013
2. Jenkins Marker
The marker on the ground in front of the Jenkins obelisk is seen below (photo 4).
(about 500 feet away); Irish Volunteers (about 500 feet away); Brig. Gen. R. S. Ripley (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Charleston.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Marker at Magnolia Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2013
3. Marker at Magnolia Cemetery
In addition to the Wilderness, Jenkins also fought at First Manassas, Seven Pines, Chickamauga and Second Manassas, where he was also seriously wounded.
Nearby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2013
4. Nearby Marker
Caroline H. Jamison Jenkins
wife of
Brig. Gen. Micah Jenkins, C.S.A.
Daughter of
Gen. Davis F. Jamison
President of the S.C. Secession Convention
and
Elizabeth Ann Carmichael Rumph
Born   31, Oct. 1837, Orangeburg, S.C.
Died   9 Feb. 1902, Washington, D.C.
Brig. Gen. Micah Jenkins image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
5. Brig. Gen. Micah Jenkins
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 22, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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