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Albert Gallatin JENKINS

(1830-1864)

JENKINS, Albert Gallatin, a Representative from Virginia; born in Cabell County, Va., November 10, 1830; was graduated from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa., in 1848 and from Harvard Law School in 1850; was admitted to the bar in 1850, but engaged in agricultural pursuits; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1856; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); delegate to the Confederate Provisional Congress in 1861; enlisted in the Confederate Army; appointed brigadier general August 1, 1862; wounded in the Battle of Cloyds Mountain, near Dublin, Va., May 9, 1864, and died May 21, 1864; interment in New Dublin Presbyterian Cemetery; reinterred after the close of the war at his home in Green Valley, near Huntington, W.Va.; again reinterred in the Confederate plot in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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