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Perkins, Lafavor C.


Age: 34, credited to Essex, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/25/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. H, 2nd VT INF, d/accident 2/6/64, Armory Square Hosp, Washington, DC (injuries fro train accident on Long Bridge, DC/VA)

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Birth: 1828, Stowe, VT
Death: 02/06/1864

Burial: Sanderson Corners Cemetery, Fairfax, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

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


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: None


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Sanderson Corners Cemetery, Fairfax, VT

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Source: Lamoille Newsdealer: February 10, 1864


Washington, Feb. 7

At 12 yesterday, a railroad train was thrown into the Potomac at Long Bridge, Washington, by the draw bridge being opened and unperceived by the engineer. L.C. Perkins, Co. H., 2d Vermont, was so wounded that he died after being taken to the hospital; Wallace A. McKinstrey, Co. E, 3d Vermont, leg badly crushed, amputation necessary; J.P. Gage, 3d Vermont, badly bruised internally; Matthew Hopkins, 3d Vermont, shoulder bruised.

Source: Lamoille Newsdealer: FEB, 24, 1864

Killed Feb. 6th, on the train that was precipitated into the open Draw of Longbridge, at Washington, D.C., L.C. Perkins of Fletcher of Co. H., 2nd Vt. Regiment.

Mr. Perkins served in the Mexican War, and he has served in all the campaigns of the Army of the Potomac. He had re-enlisted for three years, and was returning to his regiment, having been at home on a short furlough.

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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