BUST VIEW OF GENERAL ALBERT G. JENKINS WITH BALTIMORE BACK MARK

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Item Code: 1138-224

CDV is of Jenkins sporting his signature extra-long beard wearing a slightly visible Confederate uniform.

Contrast and clarity are excellent. Mount and paper are very good. Bottom center of mount has an incorrect ID that reads “GEN. A. S. JENKINS.”

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for THE MONUMENTAL PHOTOGRAPH COMPANY… BALTIMORE, MD.

From the collection of the late William A. Turner.

Albert Gallatin Jenkins was born in Cabell County, Virginia on November 10, 1830. He graduated from Jefferson College in Pennsylvania in 1848 and in 1850 entered Harvard Law School. He practiced law in Charleston, Virginia until his election to Congress in 1856.

In April 1861 Jenkins resigned his seat and raised a cavalry company and soon rose to be colonel of the 8th Virginia Cavalry. After leading several small raids Jenkins won fame as a leader of independent cavalry. He was promoted to brigadier general on April 5, 1862. He led his command on a five hundred mile raid into western Virginia and Ohio. He then participated in the Gettysburg Campaign in which he was severely wounded. He returned to his independent command in autumn of 1863 and on May 9, 1864 he engaged a greatly superior Northern force at Cloud’s Mountain. While attempting to rally one of his broken regiments Jenkins was wounded and captured. His arm was amputated at the shoulder but he died on May 21, 1864.

Jenkins is now buried in Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington, West Virginia. [ad] [ph:L]

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