Williams Jenkins

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Williams Jenkins - Many Incidents of th war of th rebellion hav...
Many Incidents of th war of th rebellion hav beta related but no on :"y ' ,; :; - - ," :" '. urmT.m j!?tii ". 'JL. - - Ji0!!? - 1111 f !Bk!ftV,d listened to his story W ibpuiw uur muiri wut a.p proem. this incident vary much When asked If he had armr run vet. Mr Jenkins, said - xea, i will get a ladder and get It down for you" eo ha put a ladder up to tha outside of his house ta a nun ooor, opene n ana took flown lie oia army musket and ha said. 'I waa In Comoanv A. 29th Indiana. I used this old musket at Pittsburg about what happened at Shlloh April tnd, 1862, with me and thla old It wa about t o'clock In th morn lng, w were drawn up In line end w knew that tha Reba were on the otber aid of a email bill from I stepped out of th ranks , and. climbed on a stump to e what wa going on over on their aid, and It seemed aa though 'Every mother on of them, went and got hi gun forhlm. I Jumped off the atump but Just aa 1 turned to tak my plac In the rank they hit" me right there, pointing to a - wound at th top of hi aoa between his eye It knocked me down and 1 eouldnt see but I soon rot up and order wa to Tall to doubt quick.' J went with the com - ipany W bad gon about 10 rod when Z Xe'l ta th ground, then cuuia KEKin ma us x kdi ana w with th boye. The fiVat thing I knew a bail out tha U B. off my belt. Tha.t ofldldnt bother much but tha next tuna 1 it took th tip off my ar and that hurt worm than all cf them, it Juat . atun. hut on wa want and th nut 'Z ..zr'' ." i - JTi. ri - my "teen off and made Quit a noscratoh on my body Juat below It. Well then we aaw tha Johnnt Babe loomlne? a ooluma deep and wa had niy OD un batU. I aaw the gen - rtdln away out in front swinging saber to hla man, We wer lav - lof down then watting for their charge. I aald to my companion, X hllav t nan fatnh him in ha uM Jokingly - mak ready I tak aim! firer , .nd aia - nd t - - thAt nunl fJl oaca on nia norsa ana it etoDoed their charge but It dldnt stop their shooting The next thing X knew a can atruca me rignt on the neaa. there wher you ea that bare Placa It aeemed to rake right acroas but It dldnt hurt ma much. They fired In a drag ahape and It waa terrible Well air they dldnt let up tilting ma and a ball atruck ma right ther In th ahoulder Teat sir. If hav carried thdt ball for SO yre? you dreaa it twice a day ever atnc I bit. I walked two miles after It struck I wa blood all over. Ther picked m up and put me In an ambulance ambulance and took m to th hospital. I am 12 rears old now but I can stand up - straight a any of th bora and X gt M0 00 a month pension that keeDa my wife and I here In our llttl cottage as well aa anybody and w ar aa happy as any on can be to know that th union wa preearved X com through to Angola in 1841 with aa ox team It wa Aot much of a place thev Wild pigeons were so thick that when a flock would fly they Juet fairly roared and there wa deer verywher.

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  1. The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette,
  2. 04 Aug 1912, Sun,
  3. Page 9

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