Jennings Hulsey (Dickinson Chronicles)

John Osborne and James W. Gerencser, eds., “Jennings Marion Clarke Hulsey,” Dickinson Chronicles,
Jennings Hulsey was born on June 14, 1834, in De Kalb County, Georgia. He enrolled at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class of 1858. While at the College he became a member of the Belles Lettres Society and the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.   Often at the center of student pranks, he was one of four men who were suspended for allegedly, and famously, tarring Professor Tiffany’s blackboards; he received punishment but was allowed to return and graduated with his class.  After gaining his bachelor of arts degree in 1858, Hulsey returned to Georgia to study law in Atlanta; he later was admitted to the bar.

In 1862 Hulsey entered the Confederate States Army and became a captain in Company F, Eight Georgia Infantry, Second Division.  This unit saw some of the heaviest fighting ot the early part of the war in Virginia, suffering 208 casualties at the first battle of Bull Run, near Manassas, in July 1861. Jennings Hulsey did not survive the second battle of Bull Run; he was killed in action there on August 31, 1862.
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