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Leroy P. Jennings
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1841
Appomattox County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 18, 1919
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA

The Tulia Herald
4 July 1919

L. P. JENNINGS, DEAD, FOUGHT FOUR YEARS FOR CONFEDERACY

L. P. Jennings, who died here May 18, was born in Appomatox County, Va., November 23, 1841.

He united with the Baptist church when quite a young man. He fought four years in the civil war and was wounded five times. He was first married to Miss Isabell M. White, August 10, 1865. To that union 11 children were born. Two died in infancy and one daughter at age of 24 years. The first wife died April 12,1883.

He was married to Miss Sara E. Clements October 29, 1884, in Amherst County, Va., and moved to Texas the same year. To this union ten children were born. Nine are living and were able to be present during his last hours.

The funeral services were held at the residence by Revs. Mr. Gill and Power, after which he was laid to rest in the Mineola Cemetery. The floral tributes were many and beautiful.

He is survived by his widow and 17 children and all except three were at his bedside when the end came. They are as follows: O. W. Jennings, Peoria, Ariz.; Mrs. M. E. Henry, Broaddus, Texas; E. W. Jennings, Lufkin, Texas; H. L. Jennings, Ontario, Cal.; C. M. Jennings, Palestine, Texas; Mrs. R. B. Key, Tulia, Texas; A. H. Jennings, Louisville, Colo.; Mrs. E. H. Jennings, Jacksonville, Texas; J. H. Jennings, United States cruiser North Carolina; Mrs. H. L. Stevens, H. M. Jennings, Jennie, Clarence, Bernardine,
Lucile and Leona Jennings, all of this city. Several grandchildren

Mr. Jennings was a member of the Ninth Virginia Regiment. He enlisted in 1861 in Company S, 19th Virginia Hunting Brigade, Pickett's Division, Longstreet's Corps. His company was organized at Buffalo Springs, Ambert County, in the spring of 1861, with Richard Taliferro as captain. From there he went to Charlottesville and on to Centerville, and the battle of Bull Run was the first he participated in. This was his first fight of the civil war. Next was the battle of Williamsburg, May, 1862; then the Seven Pines. The next fight he was in was the seven days fight around Richmond on July 27. He was at Gaines mill and in that battle was wounded in the left hip. After being wounded he was sent home, where he remained for some time. As soon as he sufficiently recovered he went back into the war and his next battle was Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862. He was also in the battle of Chancellorsville, and the next battle hep articipated in was the battle that everyone remembers the bloody fight of three days at Gettysburg. In this
battle Mr. Jennings was shot in the right breast. He does not remember how long he lay wounded in the field, but a long time. He was taken to the hospital, where he remained about ten days, and, having been taken prisoner, was carried from there to Baltimore, where he stayed three months. Mr. Jennings came near dying from the wound, the bullet having been cut out of his back.

When he recovered so he could travel, he was paroled and sent to Richmond. Mr. Jennings should never have gone back as a prisoner of war, but he was, and it was 11 months before he was exchanged. He joined his command at Gordensville and his next fight was the Wilderness. He was there when Grant tried to blow up the Confederates at Petersburg, but instead of getting the Confederates got his own soldiers. He was in the battle of Five Forks and was wounded in the left foot and went home and was at home just a few days when Lee surrendered. - Fort Worth Star Telegram. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sarah Ellared Clements Jennings (1863 - 1951)*
 
 Children:
  Cora Jane Jennings Gray (1881 - 1965)*
  Jennie Eliza Jennings (1895 - 1977)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Co. I, 19th VA INF., C.S.A.
November 23, 1841 - May 18, 1919

 
Burial:
Cedars Memorial Gardens
Mineola
Wood County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 24, 2007
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Leroy P. Jennings
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Honors to a true hero.
- James & Cheryl Graham
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
Co. I, 19th VA INf., C.S.A.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Oct. 28, 2012
The Southern Cross of Honor is the name of two separate and distinct military honors presented to Confederate military personnel and veterans. The original wartime medal, aka Confederate Medal of Honor, was a military decoration meant to honor officers, n...(Read more)
- Judy Richards
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