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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born S. C.)

Micah J. Jenkins​a

(Ap'd S. C.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1875, to June 13, 1879, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Cavalry, June 13, 1879.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Garland, Col., Sep. 30, 1879, to May 19, 1880, — Scouting in Colorado, to Nov., 1880, — Ft. Riley, Kan., to Apr. 22, 1881, — Ft. Supply, I. T., to Nov. 28, 1881, — Ojo Caliente, N. M., and Scouting, to Oct. 8, 1882, — Ft. Craig, N. M., to Dec. 2, 1882, — in arrest and confined to the limits of his post, Aug. 3, 1882, to Mar. 27, 1883, — Scouting in New Mexico, to Sep. 1, 1883, — and at Ft. Craig, N. M., to Dec. 16, 1883; on leave of absence, to Apr. 26, 1884, and on delay to

(First Lieut., 4th Cavalry, Mar. 3, 1885)

July 1, 1884; on frontier duty at Ft. McDowell, Ara., and Scouting, to Jan. 26, 1886; and on leave, to Mar. 1, 1886.

Resigned, Mar. 1, 1886.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

[The entry is blank.]

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

(Micah John Jenkins, Born July 3, 1857.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 4th Cavalry, Mar. 3, 1885.

Resigned, Mar. 1, 1886.

Captain, 1st Volunteer Cavalry, May 21, 1898.

Participated in Campaign of Santiago-de‑Cuba.

Major, 1st Volunteer Cavalry, Aug. 11, 1898.

Honorably Mustered Out, Sept. 15, 1898.

Died, Oct. 17, 1912, at Charleston, S. C.: Aged 55.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1914.

Buried, St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Yonges Island, SC.

Thayer's Note:

a Son of Micah Jenkins, Confederate general mortally wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 1864.

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