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Micah John Jenkins
Birth: Dec. 1, 1835
Edisto Island
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: May 6, 1864
Spotsylvania County
Virginia, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Promoted to Brigadier General on July 22, 1862, he was severely wounded at The Battle of Second Bull Run (Manassas). He fought at Chickamauga and at the Wilderness, where rode with General James Longstreet on a reconnaissance of the federal position. In an incident that almost parallelled the wounding Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville, James Longstreet and Michah Jenkins were accidentally shot by their own men. While suffering with delirium from the mini ball lodged in his brain, he urged his men to press forward. He died a few hours later. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Jenkins (1794 - 1854)
  Elizabeth Grimball Clark Jenkins (1803 - 1864)
 
 Spouse:
  Caroline Harper Jamison Jenkins (1837 - 1902)*
 
 Children:
  Micah John Jenkins (1857 - 1912)*
  Robert Flavel Jenkins (1858 - 1936)*
  William Edward Jenkins (1860 - 1930)*
  Whitemarsh LaRoche Jenkins (1861 - 1863)*
  John Murray Jenkins (1863 - 1958)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Jenkins (1824 - 1905)*
  Elizabeth Ann Jenkins LaRoche (1826 - 1912)*
  Edward Ephraim Jenkins (1831 - 1904)*
  Micah John Jenkins (1835 - 1864)
  Abigail M Jenkins LaRoche (1839 - 1927)*
  Lydia Murray Jenkins LaRoche (1841 - 1928)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Gunshot wound
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: May 12, 2000
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Deo Vindice, Resurgam
- Eddie Inman
 Added: May. 8, 2017
"We shall smash them now."--Brig. Gen. Micah Jenkins at The Wilderness. Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.
- Vicksburger
 Added: Apr. 17, 2017
Thank you for your service in our second war of Independence.
- Treeoligy
 Added: Feb. 23, 2017
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