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Andrew Wagner Jenkins (September 6, 1844 - March 28, 1924) served as a corporal in Company M, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Andrew Jenkins was born September 6, 1844 in Johnson County, Tennessee to Rowland and Anne (Widby) Jenkins. He married Sarah Jennie Austin (1854-1904) with whom he had nine children.[1]

Civil War service

Jenkins enlisted as a private in Company M on February 2, 1864 in Knoxville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in May 15, 1864 at Gallatin, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on January 1, 1865.

A company descriptive record for him has not been found.

Jenkins is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service for which muster roll records have survived.

Jenkins mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, was owed $1.83 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $60 bounty, and was owed a $240 bounty.

Post-war life

Jenkins applied for an invalid's pension on June 27, 1885. He was living in Watauga County, North Carolina by September 1898 where he was employed as a U.S. mail contractor with a route between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina.[2] He moved to Washington County, Tennessee by 1910 and was living in Kentucky with one of his sons by 1920. Jenkins died March 28, 1924 in Pulaski County, Kentucky and is buried at Eubank Baptist Church Cemetery in Eubank, Kentucky.


  1. 1900 U.S. Census, Laurel Creek Township, Watauga County, North Carolina.
  2. Watauga Democrat, September 14, 1899, p. 3.

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