Franklin Jennings at a Civil War Veterans Reunion
Franklin Jennings stands second from the right in this photograph taken at a reunion of Union veterans that probably took place in the early twentieth century. To Jennings's immediate left is his son, William Jennings. Franklin Jennings served with the 5th Massachusetts Colored Cavalry during the Civil War. His father, Paul Jennings, served as an enslaved footman in President James Madison's White House.