Capt. John Jenkins of the Glengarry Light Infantry--RETIRED--LAST THREE!!
Regular Price: $30.00
Item Number: JJCLUB-2010
John Jenkins Designs Collectors Club - Membership Figure 2010
"The Hero of Ogdensburg"
John Jenkins joined the 104th Regiment on 9th September 1804 as an ensign. In 1812, he was offered a captaincy in the Glengarry Light Infantry. It was recorded that he was a man of "striking appearance", and a member of a New Brunswick Loyalist family. He is remembered for his leadership at the right column in the capture of Ogdensburg. General Orders on 25th February praised Captain Jenkins, as "the hero of Ogdensburg". During this engagement, he was to suffer severe wounds to both arms, which saw his left arm later amputated at the shoulder. After spending the summer in hospital, he was appointed town mayor of Fredericton, in New Brunswick. He was to die in New Brunswick on 9th February 1819.