Letter, 1862 Feb. 20, Columbia, S.C., to Robert E. Lee.


Letter, 1862 Feb. 20, Columbia, S.C., to Robert E. Lee.

Request from Lt. Col. Preston, Mustering Office, Columbia, S.C., requesting that Enfield Rifles be issued to Capt. [John?] Jenkins; with appended response from Lee, 25 Feb. 1862, indicating that the guns were reserved for regular troops. This letter is believed to refer to Capt. John Jenkins (1824-1905). Jenkins organized a company of mounted riflemen in Charleston District. His command was mustered into Confederate service as an independent company 17 Feb. 1862.

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