Brig. Gen. Albert Gallatin Jenkins, C.S.A.

Brig. Gen. Albert Gallatin Jenkins, C.S.A. (HMHM8)

Location: Austin, PA 17050 Cumberland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 13.43', W 76° 58.552'

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Born November 10, 1830 in Greenbottom, Virginia, he was a graduate of Jefferson College and studied law at Harvard University. Albert Jenkins served as U.S. Congressman from 1857 to 1861 and then resigned to serve the confederacy. Thereafter, he served as a congressman for the first Congress of Confederate states prior to receiving his Brigadier General's Commission. Gen. Jenkins and his command occupied this property June 28-30, 1863 as he probed the defenses of Harrisburg, but was recalled by Gen. Lee to join the main army at Gettysburg. Gen. Jenkins suffered severe wounds from artillery fire during the battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863, but recovered. In 1864 he was appointed commander of the Department of West Virginia by the Confederacy. The General was again seriously wounded and captured at the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain and died of those wounds on May 24, 1864.
Jenkins' Cavalry Regiment
Brig. Gen. Albert G. Jenkins, Commanding

14th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, Maj. Benjamin Eakie
16th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, Col. Milton Ferguson
17th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, Col. William French
34th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, Lt. Col. Vincent Witcher
36th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, Col. Charles Thorburn
Charlottsville Virginia Battery, Capt. Thomas Jackson
2nd Baltimore Light Artillery, Capt. William Griffin
HM NumberHMHM8
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 6:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 331887 N 4454473
Decimal Degrees40.22383333, -76.97586667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 13.43', W 76° 58.552'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 13' 25.80" N, 76° 58' 33.12" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5121-5123 E Trindle Rd, Austin PA 17050, US
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