Pvt Erastus Fairbanks Jenkins

Pvt Erastus Fairbanks Jenkins

Maine, USA
Death 16 Feb 1926 (aged 80)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section 29, Lot 199, Grave 3.
Memorial ID 15626786 · View Source
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Erastus Jenkins:

Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 3/30/1864 as a Private. On 3/30/1864 he mustered into "A" Co. MN 1st Battn Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 5/16/1865.
He was listed as: Wounded 6/22/1864 Petersburg, VA.

Erastus Jenkins was born in Maine on December 4, 1845. He was living in Brooklyn when he entered the service. The 18 year old was mustered in on March 28, 1864, and temporarily placed in Company F. At the time, the First Minnesota was home from its duty out east and waiting to be discharged. That occurred on May 5th. At that time the First Battalion of Minnesota Infantry was formed. It was made up of some of the veterans who re-enlisted and the recruits, like Erastus, who were just coming in. The Battalion was small enough that it was made up of only two companies. He was placed in Company A. Their first battle was at Petersburg, where many were wounded, including Erastus. He was shot in the right foot but recovered and served until the unit was mustered out at the end of the war. His brother, David N Jenkins, served in Company D of the First and later in the Minnesota Cavalry from Oct 28, 1863 to Dec 2, 1865. Erastus married Susan C France at Farmington, Mn, on Oct 1, 1874. Erastus died of arterio sclerosis at the Home on February 16, 1926.

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Died at:

Minnesota Soldiers Home,
Hennepin Co, Minneapolis Minn

Data from:
1888-1987 Loc 106.E.11.5B-2ov
Minnesota State Archives in the
Minnesota History Center Library

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