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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1887

Vol. III
p407
3183

(Born S. C.)

John M. Jenkins

(Ap'd S. C.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1883, to June 12, 1887, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Cavalry, June 12, 1887.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Reno, I. T., and in the field, Sep. 28, 1887, to Aug. 30, 1889; and under instruction at the Infantry and Cavalry School of Application, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p442
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: On D. S., U. S. Infantry and Cavalry School, to Aug. 21, 1891 (Graduate, 1891). — Served with regiment at Fort Reno, Okla., from Aug. 21, 1891 to May 5, 1893. — College duty at South Carolina Military Academy, Charleston, S. C., from May 5, 1893

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 9th Cavalry, Feb. 16, 1894)

(Transferred to 3d Cavalry, July 8, 1896)

(Transferred to 5th Cavalry, Oct. 24, 1896)

to May 9, 1897. — Fort Sam Houston, Tex., May 9, 1897 to May 14, 1898. — Appointed (Adjutant of the regiment, June 6, 1897). — In the field, May 14 to Nov. 17, 1898. — Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Provisional Cavalry Brigade, 4th Army Corps, Aug. 22 to Sept. 16, 1898. — Adjutant, post of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Nov. 30, 1898, to ––––

Vol. V
p402
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Unknown, no information having been received.

(Captain, 5th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901)

Vol. VI
p456
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(John Murray Jenkins, Born Nov. 5, 1863.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 9th Cavalry, Feb. 16, 1894.

Transferred to 3d Cavalry, July 9, 1896.

Transferred to 5th Cavalry, Oct. 24, 1896.

At Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, post Adjutant, Nov. 30, 1898, to Aug. 6, 1900; at U. S. Military Academy, Instructor in Department of Modern Languages, Aug. 21, 1900, to

(Captain, 5th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901)

Aug. 13, 1904; on leave of absence, Aug. 14 to Dec. 6, 1904; at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, commanding Troop, Dec. 11, 1904, to June 3, 1905; at Fort Grant, Arizona, commanding Troop, June 6 to Oct. 4, 1905; at Fort Huachuca, commanding Troop, Oct. 7, 1905, to July 11, 1906; at Camp Mabry, Texas, July 27 to Sept. 1, 1906 at Fort Huachuca, commanding Troop, Sept. 7, 1906, to Dec. 30, 1908; en route to Hawaii with regiment, Dec. 31, 1908, to Jan. 13, 1909; at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, commanding Squadron, Jan. 14 to Dec. 18, 1909; en route to U. S. and sick in letterman General Hospital, Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 19, 1909, to March 7, 1910; en route to Hawaii, March 8 to 14, 1910; at Schofield Bks., commanding Troop, March 16 to Sept. 2, 1910; en route to U. S. and on special duty, Department of California, Sept. 3 to Nov. 4, 1910; en route to Hawaii, Nov. 5 to 12, 1910; at Schofield Bks., commanding Troop, Nov. 13, 1910, to

(Major, 5th Cavalry, March 11, 1911)

July 1, 1911, and commanding Squadron, July 2, 1911, to Aug. 12, 1912; en route to Philippines, Aug. 13 to

(Inspector-General, by Detail, Aug. 26, 1912)

Sept. 3, 1912; at Manila, Assistant to Inspector-General, Philippines Division, Sept. 4, 1912, to Sept. 14, 1914; en route to U. S. and on leave of absence, Sept. 15, 1914, to Jan. 13, 1915; at San Francisco, Cal., Assistant to Inspector-General, Western Department, Jan. 14, 1915, to May 8, 1916;

(Assigned to 11th Cavalry, May 8, 1916)

with regiment in Mexico on Mexican Punitive Expedition, May 12 to

p457 (Lieut.‑Colonel of Cavalry, July 1, 1916)

(Colonel of Cavalry, July 1, 1916)

Sept. 8, 1916; at Nogales, Arizona, commanding Provisional Cavalry Regiment, Sept. 10 to Oct. 26, 1916; Executive Officer, Nogales District, Oct. 27 to Dec. 17, 1916; commanding 1st Alabama Infantry Brigade, Dec. 18, 1916, to March 15, 1917; at Montgomery, Ala., and other points, on mustering duty, March 17 to Oct. 1, 1917; commanding 2nd Division Trains at Chickamauga Park, Ga., Oct. 2 to Dec. 22, 1917; at Camp Merritt, N. J., Dec. 25, 1917 to Jan. 8, 1918; en route to France, Jan. 8 to 29, 1918, and in France, Jan. 30 to Aug. 5, 1918; in France, Inspector-General, 6th Army Corps, Aug. 6 to Sept. 21, 1918; commanding 30th Infantry, Sept. 22, 1918, to ––––

Awarded

Distinguished Service Cross

"For extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. He personally led a reconnaissance patrol through the eastern and northern edges of Bois de la Pultière in order to obtain most necessary information while the area was being continuously bombarded by high-explosive and gas shells and raked by machine‑gun fire. His courage and bravery was a splendid example and an inspiration to the officers and men of his command."

Vol. VII
p253
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Cross

Colonel of Cavalry, July 1, 1916.

In France, commanding 2nd Trains, Jan. 27 to May 18, 1918; Division Inspector, 42nd Division, and Inspector, 6th Corps, May to Sept. 22; commanding 30th Infantry, Sept. 22 to Oct. 14; (wounded Oct. 9, 1918); participated in Campaigns of Aisne-Marne, Champagne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne; sick in hospital Nov. 9, 1918, to July 22, 1919; en route to U. S., on leave and sick in Army & Navy General Hospital, Hot Springs, Ark., to Feb. 14, 1920; at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., commanding 6th Cavalry, Feb. 17 to Dec. 2; at Presidio of Monterey, Calif., commanding 11th Cavalry, Dec. 9, 1920, to Aug. 10, 1923;

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Aug. 10, 1923.

at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., commanding post, Sept. 2, 1923, to Jun. 6, 1927; on leave June 7 to

Major-General, U. S. A., Sept. 4, 1927.

Nov. 5, 1927.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 5, 1927,
By Operation of Law.

Vol. VIII
p74
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., Nov. 5, 1927.

Vol. IX
p51
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Maj Gen Ret 5 Nov 27

Civil History: — The Dresden, 2126 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

Died, Apr. 30, 1958: Aged 94.a

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Jenkins died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date of his death is from the (unsourced) page at Find-a‑Grave.


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