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R. K. Jenkins
[Richard Franklin Jenkins]
Co. H
43 Tenn Inf
Dec 22, 1862

Both Vicksburg's Fisher Funeral Home records and the cemetery Sexton's file lists this soldier as R. J. Jenkins, but this military record is in the name of R. F. (Richard Franklin) Jenkins.

Jenkins, Richard Franklin, 2nd Cpl., Co. H, 43rd Tennessee Infantry, age 30, enlisted November 16, 1861, at Riceville, Tenn. as Pvt., shown as 2nd Cpl. on Mar./Apr. 1862 muster, reverted to Pvt. May 10, 1862, in hospital Paris, Ky. October 2, 1862, captured October 28,, 1862 at Paris, Ky., shipped from Lexington, Ky. to Louisville, Ky. November 15, 1862, shipped from Louisville, Ky., to Cairo, Ill., on steamboat Belle Creole November 18, 1862, description: age- 32, height- 6 ft. 1 in.; eyes-green; hair-dark; complexion-light, exchanged and received near Vicksburg, Miss. December 8, 1862, died on December 22, 1862  at Vicksburg Hospital, buried Potters Field, Vicksburg City Cemetery Grave No. 530




This shows his age and a misreading of his middle initial.


On 2 Oct 1862, Jenkins was in the hospital in Paris, Ky.


While in the hospital in Paris, Ky., he was captured by Union forces and  "Shipped to Cairo, Nov 1862."



 In the description at the top of the page, his eyes are green, his hair dark, and he has light hair.

On the Mar & Apr 1863 company muster roll, Jenkins is absent and "Supposed to be dead."



See record at


Thanks to George Martin for this compilation of information on this soldier R. F. Jenkins.
George is the great-great-grandnephew of Tennessee soldier Isaac Martin.



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