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[image ALT: A head-and‑shoulders photograph, just a bit left of frontal, of an old man, mostly bald but with a luxuriant drooping moustache and bushy eyebrows, wearing a business suit. He is Henry Pratt Perrine, a West Point graduate whose career is detailed on this webpage.]

Henry Pratt Perrine

The preceding image, and the text that follows, are reproduced from (the report of the) Sixtieth Annual Reunion of the Association of the Graduates of the United States Military Academy, June 12, 1929.

 p267  Henry Pratt Perrine
No. 2303 Class of 1869
Died January 23, 1927, at Atlantic City, N. J., aged 80 years.

Henry Pratt Perrine was born at Trenton, N. J., April 10, 1846. He was the son of General and Mrs. Lewis Perrine, Quartermaster General of the State of New Jersey. He attended the schools of Trenton and Lawrenceville Academy, and entered Princeton University. After 6 months at Princeton he received an appointment to West Point, graduating therefrom in the class of 1869. He was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant of the 6th Cavalry on June 15, 1869, and served continuously with that regiment until he was retired as a Captain on July 1, 1891, for disability in line of duty. He served in the Indian Wars of that time in the Southwest.

After his retirement he made his home in Trenton, N. J., serving for a short time as Assistant Adjutant General of the State of New Jersey.

He is survived by his widow, Louisa Scudder Perrine, daughter of Judge and Mrs. Edward Wallace Scudder of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and four children, viz.: Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Henry Pratt Perrine, Jr., Infantry, Class of 1913; Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Lewis Perrine, formerly Captain of Infantry, Class of 1917; Mrs. Ida Perrine Ryder, wife of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Charles Wolcott Ryder, Class of 1915; and Mrs. Mary Louise Hough, wife of Robert Hoe Hough, of Trenton, N. J.

Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.H. P. P.


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