The Fate of Col. Jenkins.-- Vernon, Sept. 7th. 1864. As so many contradictory statements have been made concerning the fate of Col. David T. Jenkins, of the 146th N.Y., it has been thought best that the facts should be given correctly, as far as ascertained. The story that he was taken prisoner, and shot while attempting to escape, is not sup- ported by any evdence except that of the man who told it. After long and diligent en- quiry, we [sic] the voluntary evidence of three rebel prisoners, two of them officers, all of them in different prisons, and all unknown to each other, that Col. Jenkins was shot on the battle field at the Wilderness, and died there during the battle. One of these men claims to have placed the Colonel's overcoat under his head, and to have given him water to drink, but that he died soon after. He has given up a pocket knife which he took from the Colonel's pocket. This man belongs to the same company and regi- ment (44th Virginia) as the man who had in his possession articles taken from the body of the Colonel lying there the next day after the battle, learning his name from marks ----------- [line(s) missing] ----------- Hospital, said that a detail from that guard (himself with them) was sent over that field to gather up the arms, and bury the dead, and that they buried the body of Col. Jen- kins. These corroborative statements seem to solve the mystery of his fate, and given some hope that his remains may eventually be re- covered. A.P.C.