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S.H. Perkins

S.H. Perkins

Federal (USA)

Lieutenant Colonel

Sanford H Perkins

Home State: Connecticut

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry

 

see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

From Torrington, CT, where he had been married in 1851, he enlisted on 23 May 1861, and was promoted to Major from Captain, Co. I, 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery in June 1862. He did not muster at that rank, but was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 14th Infantry when it was organized at Hartford on August 23, 1862, less than one month before the battle of Antietam.

On the Campaign

He was in command of the Regiment while Colonel Morris took command of the Brigade.

The rest of the War

He was honorably discharged on disability 20 April 1863 due to wounds received at Fredericksburg, 13 December 1862.

More on the Web

Service information from the 14th Connecticut Regimental1, and the photograph from the Library of Congress.2

Notes

1   Page, Charles D., History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Vol. Infantry, Meriden (CT): The Horton Printing Co., 1906, pg. 20  [AotW citation 939]

2   US Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, Published c 1998, first accessed 01 January 2000, <http://www.loc.gov/pictures/>, Source page: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cwpb.04959  [AotW citation 1116]