Name - Elijah Byrd Jenkins

 

Birth Date: 1820

Birth Place: South Carolina

Death Date: 1900

Burial Place: Rehobeth Baptist Church, Dog Bluff, Horry Co., SC

 

Military Service - C. S. A.

Enlistment Date: 21 Oct 1864

Discharge Date:

Rank: Private

Company and Regiment: Co. E, 26th S.C. Infantry

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Family -

Parents: Thomas Jenkins

Wife: 1st - Elizabeth Jones, 2nd - Harriet W. Stanley

Children: Martha, Emily, Thomas, William, Mary, Adella, Elijah Byrd, James, Ann, B. Franklin, Leonard

 

Interesting Facts -

A Confederate Soldier that served in Co E, 26th SC Infantry, CSA. Enlisted Oct. 21, 1864 in CSA. He was hospitalized, then captured 4-3-1865 in Richmond, VA, turned over to Provost Marshall 4-21-1865. Transferred from Libby POW Prison, Richmond to Newport News, VA 4-23-1865. Took the Oath of Allegiance at Newport News, 6-15-1865. He is listed as having dark complexion, dark hair & dark eyes & 5 ft. 9 inches tall. He was called by his middle name 'Byrd' Jenkins.