Sunday, April 15, 2007

Daughter traces Civil War soldier’s footsteps

Woman, 87, makes first visit to Limestone, where her Union dad was captured by Confederate forces
By Holly Hollman · 340-2445

ATHENS — "After dinner, when Samuel Washington Jenkins gathered his brood and the neighborhood children on his front porch in Tennessee’s Bakewell community, he entertained them with stories about being a prisoner of war and surviving smallpox and a sinking ship.

His capture by Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest in Limestone County is where his war tale began.

Jenkins’ daughter, 87-year-old Glenna Jenkins Green, recalled those porch gatherings Friday during her first visit to Limestone County. She is the last living child of Jenkins, who fathered 21 children. Jenkins was in his 70s when Glenna was born."

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