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Confederate (CSV)

Private

David Jenkins

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a single 23 year old sailor in New Orleans when enlisted in Company F, 5th Louisiana Infantry on June 4, 1861 at Camp Moore, LA. In February 1862 he was reported with the Provost Guard on daily extra duty, at Deep Creek, VA.

On the Campaign

He, along with three others of his Company (Lt. Nick Caufield, William Caufield and John Fitzsimmons), was struck by an artillery round which cut off both of his feet in or near Miller's cornfield early on 17 September. He was initially reported missing, later as killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. Some details published in the Memphis Daily Appeal on 11 October 1862, transcribed online by Stuart Salling on his Louisiana in the Civil War blog, extracted from a letter by Captain Frederick Richardson.

Birth

c. 1838 in WI

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 436  [AotW citation 14143]