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Perry, Charles H.


Age: 18, credited to Barre, VT; Orange, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. I, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 1/2/64, m/i 1/6/64, PVT, Co. F, 9th VT INF, pr CPL 6/29/64, pr SGT 3/17/65, pr 1SGT, 6/19/65, tr to Co. B 6/13/65, m/o 12/1/65

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Birth: 05/18/1845, Barre, VT
Death: 04/14/1901

Burial: Village Cemetery, Williamstown, VT
Marker/Plot: 2
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kim Whitcomb
Findagrave Memorial #: 115255331


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/24/1890, VT
Portrait?: 13th History
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

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Village Cemetery, Williamstown, VT

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Photo Photo

(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)


CHARLES H. PERRY enlisted from Barre and was one of the many who gave their age as eighteen. He took kindly to the rough fare of the soldier and pork or beans or hard tack were good enough for him If the quantity was sufficient. He ate so much pork that he was called Pork Perry. He was a good soldier, always doing his duty and after the war he went to Williamstown where he was a good citizen until he died a few years ago.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 681



Another worthy citizen and veteran of the Civil War has passed over to the great majority. Charles H. Perry died at the home of his brother, John A. Perry about 3 o'clock Sunday morning the 14th of a complication of diseases, the heart, lungs and kidneys having been affected for several years. Mr. Perry had been staying at his brother's about a week and had been doing some work at his house on Quarry St. On Thursday night he had symptoms of having taken cold and the following day was no better but did not wish to have a physician called. His condition on Saturday was worse and Dr. Tindall was called but the enemies of life had done their work and the end came in a few hours. Mr. Perry would have been 56 years old on the 13th of May next. He was twice enlisted in the Union army, the first time as a nine months man in the 13th Vt., Company I, and on his discharge re-enlisted as a recruit in the 9th Vt., Company B. He was in some of the hardest fought battles of the war, including Gettysburg and the fighting before Richmond. His wife died on the 9th of last December and he lived with his brothers and sisters since that time. There are four in number Mrs. W. S. S. Buck of Randolph, Elmer Perry of barre, Mrs. Fred Whitney and John A. Perry of this town. The funeral was held this afternoon at the Congregational church at 1:30. Rev. D. H. Strong officiated. Mr. Perry was a member of William Wells Post G.A.R., and of Gilmore Camp, Sons of Veterans and was insured for $2000 in the Knights of Honor. He was a steady, industrious, kind hearted man and respected by all who knew him.

Source: Barre Evening Telegram, April 16, 1901
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.