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Allen Jenkins United States Army Discharge Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Collection Description
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Allen Jenkins United States Army Discharge Papers
    Dates: 1868
    Collection number: 069
    Collection Size: 1 document preservation binder
    Repository: Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
    Abstract: This collection contains the United States Army discharge papers of one Allen Jenkins in 1868, ending his service that began in the Civil War.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Series number, Box and Folder number, Allen Jenkins United States Army Discharge Papers, 069, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Terrence Mahan, S.J. (2004). Accession number: 2004.51

    Collection Description

    Stored in one document preservation binder, this collection contains the 1868 discharge papers of one Allen Jenkins, a hospital steward in the 14th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army, after three years of service. The discharge is on one parchment leaf and contains information on Jenkins' character, his physical description, profession before entering the army, and place and date of birth. A Colonel Charles Sevill, also a brevet brigader general, signed the discharge papers at Fort Yuma, California, where the Fourteenth was stationed after the Civil War.
    In addition, there is an envelope that contained the discharge papers of Allen Jenkins, on which is written, among other things, "Allen Jenkins Co D 12th Wis Vol Inf," ie, Allen Jenkins, Company D, 12th Wisconsin Volunter Infantry. The Twelfth was disbanded in 1865. A search of the regimental roster at the Wisconsin Historical Society  reveals that there was indeed an Allen Jenkins in the Twelfth.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Jenknins, Allen
    United States Army. 14th Infantry Regiment
    United States Army. 12th Wisconsin Volunter Infantry
    Fort Yuma, Calif.