Albert G. Jenkins

Albert Gallatin Jenkins ( born November 10, 1830, Cabell County, Virginia, † May 21 1864 in Dublin, Virginia) was an American politician. Between 1857 and 1861 he represented the U.S. state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives. During the Civil War he served as a brigadier general in the army of the Confederacy.


Born in what is now West Virginia Albert Jenkins attended until 1848, the Jefferson College in Canonsburg (Pennsylvania) and then studied until 1850 at the Harvard University law without, however, after working as a lawyer. Instead, he worked in agriculture. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. In June 1856 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Cincinnati, at the James Buchanan was nominated as a presidential candidate.

In the congressional elections of 1856 Jenkins was in the eleventh electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John S. Carlile on 4 March 1857. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1861 two legislative sessions. These were shaped by the events in the immediate run-up to the Civil War.

1861, Jenkins joined the Confederacy. In the years 1861 and 1862 he was a deputy in the Konföderiertenkongress. At the same time he rose to brigadier general in the army of the Confederacy. He participated in several battles. At the battle of Gettysburg he was wounded. In the fall of 1863 he returned to his recovery to the army. In a battle near Dublin, he was seriously wounded on May 9, 1864. A doctor of the Union Army amputated his arm, but could not save his life. On May 21, 1864 Albert Jenkins succumbed to his wounds.