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Perkins, Davison J.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 27, credited to Newport, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. G, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: 12/28/1834, Bakersfield, VT
Death: 03/25/1897

Burial: Newport Center Cemetery, Newport, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site

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BURIAL:

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Newport Center Cemetery, Newport, VT

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Biography

DAVIDSON J. PERKINS enrolled at the age of 27, and joined Company G, September 20, 1863, after its organization, and was mustered in at Brattleboro September 10, and with his regiment the 13th Vermont Volunteers, reached Washington on the 13th and in a few days crossed the Potomac into old Virginia, and was on the front picket line doing duty before instructed in the rudimentary essentials necessary for duty and protection. He was obedient to orders and courteous to all and appeared ever willing and anxious to fulfil to his utmost every requirement. He acquitted himself well on all occasions, and won his share of glory as a valiant soldier of Company G. Mustered out at the end of his term of service, returned to his home and resumed his occupation. In a few years moved to Newport, Vt., where he resided in 1890. Cannot ascertain if still living.

Source: Sturtevant, p. 644

Obituary

Davidson J. Perkins who has been in failing health for over two years, died the 25th of March, aged 62 years. He leaves a widow, two daughters and three sons to mourn his loss. The funeral services were held at the M.E. church, Sunday afternoon. The church was filled. The G.A.R. post, of which he was a member, attended in a body, also the Sons of Veterans and W.R.C. Rev. W.J. McNeil conducted the services, assisted by Revs. Cowell, Dockham and Vance, and were very impressive. Mr. Perkins has lived in this community for over thirty years, coming here in 1861 or 2. Soon after coming here he enlisted in Co. G, 13th Regt. Vt. Vols., a company raised in Bakersfield, his native town, and served faithfully, participating in the battle of Gettysburg, returning here at the close of his service and resumed his occupation, that of a blacksmith. Mr. Perkins was a member of the M.E. church and S.S. here, and was a consistent Christian and highly respected.

Source: Orleans County Monitor, April 5, 1897
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.



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