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S.H. Perkins

S.H. Perkins

Federal (USV)

Lieutenant Colonel

Sanford Harvey Perkins

(1829 - 1874)

Home State: Connecticut

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 30 year old machinist in Torrington, CT. He enlisted on 23 May 1861, and was promoted to Major from Captain, Company I, First 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 23 August 1862, less than one month before the battle of Antietam.

On the Campaign

He was in command of the Regiment in Maryland as senior officer; Colonel Morris in command of the Brigade.

The rest of the War

He was seriously wounded in the neck at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862, and was discharged for disability on 20 April 1863.

After the War

By 1870 he was a "mercantile agent" living with his 17 year old son Frank in Springfield, MA.

More on the Web

Service information from the 14th Connecticut Regimental.1 His picture from a photograph at the Library of Congress.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1870. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Adaline Maria Barber (1828-1887) in September 1851 and they had 3 sons; he was living apart from Adeline and 2 of his sons in 1870.


12/10/1829; Litchfield, CT


12/09/1874; Torrington, CT; burial in Center Cemetery, Torrington, CT


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, <>, Source page:  [AotW citation 1116]