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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Charles Jones Colcock. (search)
s a horseman soon transferred him from civil life to the command of 3d South Carolina cavalry. He was elected colonel early in 1862, and led the regiment with signal ability until the close of the war. Lieutenant-Colonel J. H. Johnson, and Major John Jenkins, being the other field officers. He was constantly on duty on the coast line of defences for more than three years, active and enterprising; the 3d South Carolina cavalry performing this arduous and important duty under daily disabilities im to remain in command of the battle line, and made his headquarters a little in the rear of that line, so that he could be readily consulted in case of need. Colonel Colcock promptly assigned that gallant gentleman and devoted soldier, Major John Jenkins, to the left, with all of the 3d cavalry on the field, about 250 men with rifles, and a howitzer from Earle's Battery, under Lieutenant J. P. Scruggs; the Georgia infantry to the centre; while he took position with the artillery on the righ
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fragments of war history relating to the coast defence of South Carolina, 1861-‘65, and the hasty preparations for the Battle of Honey Hill, November 30, 1864. (search)
Colonel Colcock, his duties devolved on Major John Jenkins, 3rd South Carolina cavalry, with headqucolonel; T. H. Johnson, lieutenant-colonel; John Jenkins, major. Of this regiment the following comrities at Charleston and Savannah and to Major John Jenkins, at Pocataligo. (2) To inform him by couavannah; General Jones, at Charleston, and Major Jenkins, at Pocataligo, announcing the presence ofe, and he rode to the front at once. Major John Jenkins was in Charleston on official business, Arriving at Grahamville in the afternoon, Major Jenkins at once took command of the district, reli, had been acting. Upon taking command, Major Jenkins at once communicated with department headqty, to arrive soon as possible. To which Major Jenkins replied: It is important that I should be uld advance by Bee's creek or Honey Hill. Major Jenkins therefore ordered three guns of Stuart's Bs and was paralyzed. This he mentioned to Major Jenkins on the day of the battle when mounting a h[1 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.13 (search)
unexplained.) The battery at Honey Hill had Lieutenant Kirby sick in the hospital, and Lieutenant Anderson absent on leave. Sergeant J. P. Scruggs, acting lieutenant, was in charge of a gun on the extreme left of the line, commanded by Major John Jenkins. The other guns, with those of the Beaufort and Lafayettes, were in battery at the head of the Grahamville road. Earle's Battery was in a number of engagements on the coast line during the war; did tours of duty at Fort Sumter and at Battcharged and the dead lying there. Wagner always seemed to me the most terrible of our battles, but the musketry at Honey Hill! ( Georgians, under Willis, Edwards, Wilson, Cook and Jackson, and 3d South Carolina cavalry, as infantry, under Major John Jenkins responsible), was something fearful. The rebel yell was more prominent (artillery, cavalry and infantry, all responsible) than ever I heard it! Good management of the enemy. It is only fair to say that the Confederate management see
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
icers in, 71, 82; Heroes of, 232; Capt. G. C. Soule on, 86. Horton of Boston, Rev. E. A., 309. Horton, Lucy Frances, 33. Howard, Gen. John H., gallantry of, 77. Howitzers, The Richmond, 245. Hudgin, Capt. J. M., 115. Huger, Gen., Benj., 143. Hunter, R. M. T., 358. Hutson, Mary W., 32. Ingram, John, killed, 11. Iron Armor, first use of in the C. S. Army, 67. Jackson, Gen. T. J.; Death of, 9, 131, 293. James, Capt., Geo. S., 105. Jeffersonton, Battle of, 19 Jenkins, Maj., John, 36, 70. Johnson's Defence of Charleston, 65. Johnson, Maj., John, 67 Johnston, Gen J. E., Surrender of, 37; His Tribute to Gen. Whiting, 158. Johnston, Col., Wm. Preston, 98. Jones, Rev Dr. J. Wm , 29. Jones, Col. R. F., killed, 10. Jones, Gen., Sam, 139. Jones, Ex-Gov. T. C., Address of, 186. Jones, Hon. W. A., 301. Kanapaux's Battery, 236. Keeling, Capt. R. H., killed, 11. Kelley, Dr. J. B , 10. Kelley's Ford, Battle of, 23. Keokuk, The Ironclad, 67.