At that time all reports, etc., were written in script, long-hand, and individual characters sometime difficult to interpret.
Friday morning...February 19, 1864.
The fight on John's Island.
--The affair on John's Island, near Charleston, does not appear to have resulted in much loss to either side. On Tuesday the Yankees crossed from Folly Island to Klawah, and thence to Seabrook's Island, killing and capturing several of our pickets at Hanover At that point Major Jenkins, with 150 men, including a company of the 59th Virginia, under Capt. Jenett, made a stand.
James L. Jennett
Residence Grey Summit MD; 26 years old.
Enlisted on 6/7/1861 at Richmond, VA as a Captain.
On 6/7/1861 he was commissioned into "C" Co. VA 59th Infantry
He was listed as:
* Wounded 8/31/1864 (place not stated) (Accidental discharge of gun)
* Absent, sick 12/31/1864 (place not stated)
* Hospitalized 2/17/1865 Petersburg, VA (Febris remittins)
* Absent, sick 2/28/1865 (place not stated)
* POW 4/6/1865 Amelia Court House, VA
* Confined 4/8/1865 Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC (Estimated day)
* Confined 4/10/1865 Johnson's Island, OH (Estimated day)
* Oath Allegiance 6/18/1865 Johnson's Island, OH (Released)
He was described at enlistment as:
5' 11", hazel eyes, dark hair
Buried: Kearney, MO
Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series