George Perkins

George Washington Perkins (abt. 1828 - 1909)

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Private George Washington Perkins
Born about in United Statesmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Massachusetts, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Biography

George (also known by his middle name Washington) was born about 1828.

Occupations

  • 1863, 1878, 1880, 1882, 1885, 1889, 1893: Laborer

Residences

  • 1893: 5 Southac Place, Boston, Massachusetts[1]
  • 1890: 7 Southac?[2] Court, Boston, Massachusetts (US Veterans Schedules)
  • 1869-1889: 6 Southac Place, Boston, Massachusetts[3]
  • 1863: Boston, Massachusetts (military enlistment)

Military Service

Private in Company A of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the Union Army, the first regiment in the United States made up entirely of enlisted men of color. He was about 35 years old, married and working as a laborer when he enlisted on 20 February 1863 in Boston, Massachusetts. Mustered out 20 August 1865 with his regiment.[4]

Company Remarks

On 26 May 1863, Private Perkins was detailed to act as a Hospital Assistant along with Private Tabb and Private Thompson.[5]

Death

He passed away in 1909 and is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan, Massachusetts.

Research Notes

He is completely evading me in the federal census records, even armed with his full name and his address (even searching Phillips instead of Southac addresses in Boston and looking for neighbors.)

He lived within easy walking distance of famous abolitionists Harriet & Lewis Hayden's house, where fellow 54th soldier John H. Harris and his wife Emeline boarded in 1880.

Possible census match?

Year: 1870; Census Place: Boston Ward 6, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: M593_643; Page: 122A; Family History Library Film: 552142
George Perkins / b. abt. 1826 South Carolina / Black / Laborer

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Sources

  1. 1893 Boston, Massachusetts city directory
  2. handwriting looks like maybe Senthas; Southac isn't too wild a stretch
  3. 1869, 1878, 1880, 1882, 1885, 1889 Boston, Massachusetts city directory
  4. Emilio, Roster p. 342
  5. Fold3.com Company A May 1863 Remarks


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54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, August 1865 Remarks
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, August 1865 Remarks

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, May 1863 Remarks
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, May 1863 Remarks

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, October 1863 Remarks
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, October 1863 Remarks

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, January 1864 Remarks
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, January 1864 Remarks

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