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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1853

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Walworth Jenkins​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1849, to July 1, 1853, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1853.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1853‑54, — and Ft. McHenry,

(Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Dec. 24, 1853)

Md., 1854; on frontier duty conducting Recruits to Texas, 1854, — and at Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1854‑56; in garrison at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1856‑57,

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Feb. 16, 1856, to May 14, 1861)

1857‑58, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1858‑59; at the Military Academy, 1859‑61, as Asst. Professor of French, Aug. 29, 1859, to May 11, 1861, — and as Principal Asst. Professor of French, May 11 to July 2, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65: in the Defenses of Washington and the Manassas Campaign, July 4 to Sep. 21,

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Aug. 3, 1861)

1861, being engaged as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General to General Franklin, July 4 to Sep. 9, 1861, — in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861, — and as Asst. Quartermaster, Army of the Potomac, Sep. 9‑21, 1861; as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of the Cumberland, Sep. 24 to Oct. 10, 1861, — and Depot Quartermaster at Louisville, Ky., Oct. 10, 1861, to July 8, 1862; as Chief of Artillery of the Defenses of Louisville, Ky., July 14 to Sep., 1862; as Acting Inspector-General of the Army of Kentucky, and Chief of Staff of General Nelson's Division, Sep., 1862; as Chief Quartermaster of the District of Western Kentucky, Oct. 1, 1862, to Nov. 20, 1863; awaiting orders, Nov. 20, 1863, to Aug. 23, 1865; and as Quartermaster at Ft. Kearny, Neb., Aug. 23 to Oct. 7, 1865.

Resigned, Oct. 7, 1865.

 p543  Civil History. — Author of "Q. M. D., or Book of Reference for Quartermasters," 1864. Coal Dealer at Louisville, Ky., 1865‑74. Chief of Police, Louisville, Ky., 18–––.

Died, May 14, 1874, at Louisville, Ky.: Aged 41.

The Author's Note:

1 Was the grandson of Chancellor Walworth, of New York.

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