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Guide to Citadel Campus Names

Jenkins Hall

Micah Jenkins (1835-1864)

  • Citadel Class of 1854

Building

  • Completed 1964
  • The name of Jenkins Hall was recommended to the Board of Visitors at a December 1962 Board meeting, and approved at their May 30, 1963 Board meeting

"Military Science Building for Brigadier General Micah Jenkins, C.S.A., founder of King's Mountain Military School, Class of 1854.”

Discussion:

It is believed that General Jenkins is the best known alumnus of The Citadel. He is given more favorable attention and occupies more space in Civil War histories (notably Lee's Lieutenants) than the other three alumni who achieved the status of general officer in the Confederate States Army. We considered that naming this building for an individual would constitute a greater honor than would any of the other buildings being considered and that General Jenkins deserved the honor more than any other candidate. Visitors to the campus, we think, will be more likely to recognize his name than that of any other graduate.”

Citadel Board of Visitors meeting minutes, December 17, 1962

“It is appropriate that this military science building is named for Micah Jenkins. He was an outstanding soldier-educator who should be emulated by our cadets.”

Speech at the dedication of Jenkins Hall, May 29, 1964

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