Jenkins, Micah was born on December 1, 1835 in Edisto Island, South Carolina, United States. Son of Captain John and Elizabeth (Clark) Jenkins.
Graduate South Carolina. Military Academy, 1854.
Micah, Major General John M. A founder King’s Mountain Military School, Yorkville, South Carolina., 1855. An organizer, colonel 5th South Carolina. Regiment; commanded a brigade in 7 days battle around Richmond, Virginia.
Commanded a brigade at Battle of Seven Pines. Brigadier general at 2d Battle Bull Run, 1862. Commanded Hood’s div. at Battle of Chickamauga.
Accompanied General Longstreet to Tenn.
Married Caroline Jamison, 1856, 4 children, including Major.