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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1849

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Delavan D. Perkins

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1845, to July 1, 1849, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1849.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1849‑50; at the Military

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Mar. 31, 1850)

Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Sep. 1, 1850, to Apr. 1,

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, May 27, 1854)

1856; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1856; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1857, 1858, in quelling Kansas disturbances, — on Utah Expedition, 1858‑60, being engaged with Hostile Indians in Kirby Valley in Skirmishes, Aug. 11 and Sep. 6, 1860; on leave of absence, 1860‑61; and in garrison at Ft. Washington, Md., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65: in

(Captain, 16th Infantry, May 14, 1861: Declined)

(Captain, 4th Artillery, May 17, 1861)

Operations on Upper Potomac, and in Shenandoah Valley, June 7, 1861,

(Major, Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, Nov. 18, 1861)

to Nov. 21, 1862; Asst. Inspector of 12th Army Corps, with the rank of Lieut.‑Colonel, Aug. 20, 1862, to Apr. 11, 1863; in command of Ft. Delaware, and in charge of Prisoners of War confined there, Nov. 21, 1862, to Mar. 16, 1863; as Assistant to the Provost Marshal of the State of Connecticut, Apr. 25, 1863, to July 7, 1864; and as Assistant in the

(Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, June 1, 1864)

Adjutant-General's Office at Washington, D. C., July 7, 1864, to Jan. 6, 1865.

Died, Jan. 6, 1865, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 38.

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