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Abner Monroe Perrin
Birth: Feb. 2, 1827
South Carolina, USA
Death: May 12, 1864, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Served in early part of the war a Captain in the 14th South Carolina Infantry, fighting with his unit in all the Battles from the Seven Days in June 1862 to Fredericksburg in December 1862. Promoted Colonel and commander of the 14th South Carolina on February 20, 1863, and led it in Stonewall Jackson's famous and successful flank march at the Battle of Chancellorsville. He assumed command of his brigade after its leader, Brigadier General Samuel McGowan was wounded in the battle. At the Battle of Gettysburg, he led the brigade in the assault of Pender's Division on the Union 1st Corps in McPherson's Woods on the first day of the engagement, and was held in reserve on the second and third days. Promoted Brigadier General, PACS on September 10, 1863 over the head of Col. D.H. Hamilton, who was senior to him (and who resigned due to the move). He was given command of Cadmus Willcox's brigade of Alamabans, whom he led at the Battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania. In the last battle, he led a counterattack against the Union breakthrough at the Bloody Angle, reportedly saying "I shall come out of his fight either a live major general or a dead brigadier". He was shot by seven bullets and killed while at the head of his charge. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Confederate Cemetery
Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 19, 2000
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With Honor and Respect, thank you for your service to the South.
- Birdgirl
 Added: Aug. 15, 2015
With honor and respect, thank you for your services to the Confederacy. Rest in peace, General.
- anonymous
 Added: May. 24, 2015

- bob tarte
 Added: May. 12, 2015
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