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About the Micah John Jenkins Camp

Camp 164
Micah J. Jenkins

A Brief History of the Micah John Jenkins Camp No. 164

    The Micah John Jenkins Camp No. 164 of the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans was chartered as a Camp At-Large of the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans on July 4th, 2004, in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, with the blessing of National President David Hall and National Secretary Henry Reinwald. At the time of its chartering the Camp had 13 Charter Members and was organized by Kenneth H. Robison II, who was also elected as the first President of the Camp.

    The Camp holds an Annual Business Meeting in January of each year at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Museum, in conjunction with a Memorial service for "Remember the Maine Day." At this meeting the Camp elects the Officers for the year, selects upcoming events, and handles other necessary business. As a result of the spread out Nature of the Camp it is difficult to hold Monthly meetings, so in place of them it was decided to hold one Annual Buisness Meeting, and additional meetings every two months (January, March, May, July, September, and October). For more information about Camp Meetings and Activities please see the Camp Calendar. The Camp also send out every month a Newsletter, "The Picket," to all members of the Camp, as well as the regular communications conducted by E-Mail, Phone Calls, Faxes, Letters, etc....

    The Members of the Camp are actively involved in gathering the names and Burial Locations of the Veterans of the Spanish American War, the Philippine Insurrection, and the China Relief Expedition, as well as in in locating and recording the location and condition of Spanish American War Monuments throughout the South. We also try and ensure that the Graves and Monuments to these Veterans are properly cared for. We are also actively gathering in all information pertaining to the United States Troops in the Spanish American War from all states, and compiling rosters of all United States Volunteers.

    For More Information about Membership, Activites, etc., of the Camp please contact Camp President.

Major Micah John Jenkins, 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment

    Camp No. 164 was named in honor of native South Carolinian Micah John Jenkins who was the son of Confederate Brigadier General Micah Jenkins, was himself a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, veteran of the Regular Army Cavalry, and served during the Spanish American War first as Captain, and then as Major, of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, "The Rough Riders." The link below will lead you to a more detailed account of the life of Major Jenkins.

Click Here for a Biography of Major Micah J. Jenkins

Officers of the Camp

    The following is a listing of the Camp Officers for the Year 2014-2015, any questions regarding the camp can be answered by any of the following officers.

Kenneth H. Robison II
Christopher A.R. Robison
William Stallings
Matthew E. Wilbanks
Alvey L. Lamb Jr.
Samuel Tyson
Matthew E. Wilbanks

Camp Projects

    The Following are descriptions of the two main preservation activities of the Micah J. Jenkins Camps, that of Graves Registration and Monument Registration. While involved in several other activities these are our primary tasks towards ensuring that the Graves and Monuments to the Veterans of the War with Spain are properly cared for and preserved. Anyone wishing to help in these projects please contact the Camp President for more information as to what you can do to help. To obtain a copy of the forms mentioned in the descriptions contact the Camp President.

    Graves Registration Project. As with most Heritage organizations (Sons of the American Revolution, of Confederate Veterans, of Union Veterans of the Civil War) our Fathers, Grandfathers, Great Grandfathers, etc.. are long since deceased. To see that there resting places are remembered this project was begun to attempt to locate and see to the care of the Graves of the Veterans of the Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection, and China Relief Expedition, that lie buried within the states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. If you know of the location of the Grave of a Veteran of one of these conflicts and would like to notify us please contact the webmaster with the information that is listed in the form below. Don't worry if you don't have all of the information that is listed on the form. The list of the names assembled will be sent to the Spanish American War Gravesite Recording Project for online listing, and the written documentation will be kept in the Camp Archives for future reference. If you can include of photo of the Grave with the information that you send it would be greatly appreciated, as it will help gauge if the headstone should be replaced or repaired.

    Monument Registration Project. In an effort to ensure that all Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection, and China Relief Expedition Veterans were, and are, remembered Monuments were erected across the Country, in small towns and big Cities, on Courthouse Grounds, and State House Grounds. Over the years people have passed these monuments and taken little notice of them, paying attention instead to other larger and more impressive monuments nearby, in some sections of the country. Due in part to this some of these monuments have become neglected over time and forgotten. In an effort to ensure that these monuments are properly taken care of we are currently gathering a list of the locations, inscriptions, condition, etc.. from each of the monuments in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. If you are aware of the location of a monument please feel free to contribute this information to the Webmaster.

    If you would like to send in information on an Individual Grave or Monument please feel free to use one of the following Registration Forms, which is included here as a PDF File.

Graves Registration Form
Monument Registration Form

The "Picket"

    The “Picket” is the monthly publication of Micah J. Jenkins Camp No. 164, Sons of Spanish American War Veterans, and the Palmetto Fort No. 90, Daughters of '98, for the Carolina’s & Georgia. It is sent out via e-mail on the first Thursday of each month. Any and all articles are welcome for submission and should be sent in via e-mail to the Camp Newsletter Editor no later than the last Friday of each of month. For editions from Volumes I, II, & III contact the Newsletter Editor.

    In order for you to view these editions of the newsletter you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader existing on your computer. Acrobat Reader is freely available for download to your computer from the Adobe Web site. Even if you already have Acrobat installed on your computer, new versions are periodically released and keeping your Reader program current will allow you greatest access to these documents an their features.

Volume IV (2010)

No. 1 - January
No. 2 - February
No. 3 - March to June
No. 4 - July
No. 5 - August
No. 6 - September
No. 7 - October
No. 8 - December

Volume V (2011)

No. 1 - January
No. 2 - February
No. 3 - March
No. 4 - April
No. 5 - May
No. 6 - June & July
No. 7 - August
No. 8 - September
No. 9 - November
No. 10 - December

Volume VI (2013)

No. 1 - March
No. 2 - April
No. 3 - May
No. 4 - June
No. 5 - July
No. 6 - August
No. 7 - September
No. 8 - October
No. 9 - November
No. 10 - December

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