Category Archives: Gen. Micah Jenkins

Who led the attack?

Depending on whose recollections you read, either the Thirteenth Mississippi or the Seventeenth Mississippi regiment led the right-hand column in the charge on the Northwest Bastion. Dunbar Rowland in the Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898, says it was the Thirteenth. … Continue reading

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Micah Jenkins

Some Rebel officers may have privately questioned Gen. Longstreet’s judgment in regard to preparation for the attack on Fort Sanders, but South Carolinian Micah Jenkins was the only one who complained directly to him. And when the disaster had unfolded, … Continue reading

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