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I.Q. Perry

I.Q. Perry

Confederate (CSV)


Ivory Quinn Perry

(c. 1831 - 1907)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 26 (29?) year old merchant living with Dr H.N. Mass and his family in Memphis, Pickens County, AL. He enrolled in Macon, MS on 25 April 1861 and mustered there as 2nd Lieutenant of Company A, 19th Mississippi Infantry on 17 or 22 May 1861. He was detailed as regimental Assistant Quartermaster in February 1862 and was wounded at Gains' Mill, VA on 30 June 1862. He was on furlough into August.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the foot and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 30 September and exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on 8 November and afterward again on wounded furlough. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 1 December but resigned his commission on 27 December 1862 due to disability from his wound; it was accepted about 23 February 1863. He filed a claim for back pay of $335.00 on 3 September 1863 from Memphis, AL.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a successful merchant at Brooksville in Noxumbee County, MS. In 1900 he was a real estate agent living with his son Ivory, Jr. and his family in Meridian, Lauderdale County, MS.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,1 online from fold3, also as J.Q. Perry. His wounding also on a casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862, as J.T. Perry. Personal details from family genealogists, at least one of whom has him as Ivory Quincy Perry, and the US Census of 1860-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph shared to the FamilySearch database by Natalie Brannon.

He married Eliza Cole Bowen (1843-1882) in 1863 and they had 5 children.


c. 1831; Tuscaloosa County, AL


1907; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Meridian, MS


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 29789]