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J.H. Perley, Jr.

J.H. Perley, Jr.

Federal (USV)


Joseph Henry Perley, Jr.

(1842 - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, from Portland, he enlisted as Private, Company E, First Maine Infantry for 3 months service on 3 May 1861. He enlisted as First Sergeant, Company E, 10th Maine Infantry, and mustered on 4 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was acting 2nd Lieutenant (commissioned to date from 9 August 1862), and commanded his Company in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was "present, sick" with his Company on 1 November 1862, but went home to Portland, and died there of consumption (tuberculosis) on 18 December 1862.

References & notes

Service from the Maine Adjutant General1 and Gould's History. 2 His picture from a CDV in the Maine Adjutant General's Collection, Maine State Archives. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


04/25/1842; Portland, ME


12/18/1862; Portland, ME


1   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 276  [AotW citation 17429]

2   Gould, John Mead, History of the First - Tenth - Twenty-ninth Maine regiment, Portland: Stephen Berry, 1871, pp. 258, 655  [AotW citation 17430]