Saturday, November 1, 2014

General Simon Perkins


"Mr. Perkins was commissioned a brigadier-general of the fourth division on May 31, 1808. On the breaking out of the war of 1812 he was only a little past forty years of age, in the full possession of his mental and physical powers, enjoying the unlimited confidence of the state and national authorities and of General Wadsworth, who was his immediate chief." [Source]


"No biographer seems to have yet gathered his deeds into a fitting memorial....of a man who...passed into eternal rest in the November days of 1844." [Source]

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