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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 the Antietam Campaign:
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.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was in command of the Regiment while Colonel Morris took command of the Brigade.

The remainder 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


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]

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