James Monroe Perrin(1822 - 1863)
Home State: South Carolina
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st South Carolina Rifles
see his Battle Report
The remainder of the War:
" I regret to announce the death of Colonel James M. Perrin, Orr's Rifle Regiment, who was mortally wounded while gallantly fighting his regiment at the breastworks, on Sunday, May 3. Colonel Perrin was one of the captains of my old regiment (First South Carolina Volunteers), and on duty with me in South Carolina previous to my coming to Virginia in 1861. Since then he has at various times been under my command. A more zealous or efficient officer could not have been found in this command. Noble, brave, and pious, he lived to win the admiration and esteem of his friends, and, we will trust, died to receive the reward of a life spent in the strict discharge of every duty."
- D. H. HAMILTON, Colonel, Commanding Second Brigade, Light Division.
(from Report of May 20, 1863, on the Battle of Chancellorsville)
References, Sources, and other notes:
Perrin Family Records concerning slaves and other plantation business have been collected at the U of NC at Chapel Hill.
More on the Web:
See also a family geneology site online
|Place of Birth: Abbeville, SC |
Death Date: 5/3/1863 Death Place: Chancellorsville, VA
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