George Washington Perkins (abt. 1828 - 1909)
of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
4 Nov 1909
Massachusetts, United States
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George (also known by his middle name Washington) was born about 1828.
1863, 1878, 1880, 1882, 1885, 1889, 1893: Laborer
1893: 5 Southac Place, Boston, Massachusetts
 1890: 7 Southac? Court, Boston, Massachusetts (US Veterans Schedules)
 1869-1889: 6 Southac Place, Boston, Massachusetts
 1863: Boston, Massachusetts (military enlistment)
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.
On 26 May 1863, Private Perkins was detailed to act as a Hospital Assistant along with
Private Tabb and Private Thompson.
He passed away in 1909 and is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan, Massachusetts.
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
↑ 1893 Boston, Massachusetts city directory
↑ handwriting looks like maybe Senthas; Southac isn't too wild a stretch
↑ 1869, 1878, 1880, 1882, 1885, 1889 Boston, Massachusetts city directory
↑ Emilio, Roster p. 342 ↑ Fold3.com Company A May 1863 Remarks
1869, 1878, 1880, 1882, 1885, 1889, 1893 Boston, Massachusets city directories
1890 United States Veterans Schedules for Boston, Massachusetts as George W. Perkins
Emilio, Luis Fenollosa. Boston, Massachusetts: Boston Book Co., 1891 (1st ed.) and 1894 (2nd ed.) History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865, as Washington Perkins
Fold3.com. Free Access Civil War Records 1-15 April 2018. 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company Remarks.
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