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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

Newton Hill Jenkins

(1831 - 1905)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd South Carolina Rifles

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer in Oconee County, he enlisted and mustered as First Sergeant, Company C, 2nd South Carolina Rifles, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was commissioned Lieutenant and promoted to Captain, dates not given. He was wounded again, at Petersburg, VA, date not given, and was surrendered with his Company at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

He returned to his farm at Tugaloo in Oconee County and worked it up to his death at age 73 in 1905.

References & notes

His service from the Rolls.1 Personal details from the US Census for 1880 & 1900 and family genealogists, at least one of whom has his birth place in Virginia. His gravesite is on Findagrave; source also of details from his obituary in the Keowee Courier of 12 April 1905.

He married Elizabeth Jane "Lizzy" McCay (1840-1913) in January 1857 and they 11 children, the oldest named Wade Hampton Jenkins (1864-1924).

Birth

12/10/1831; Oconee County, SC

Death

04/08/1905 Westminster, SC; burial in East View Cemetery, Westminster, SC

Notes

1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company C, 2nd Regt Rifles, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24138]