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Pvt John L Perks
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 15, 1864
Pike County
Pennsylvania, USA

Company E "Port Royal Guards" of Caroline County, 47th Virginia Infantry, Field's Brigade, Heth's Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Residence was not listed.
Enlisted on 6/21/1861 at Port Royal for 12 months' Service, he was mustered into "E" Co. VA 47th Infantry as a Private.
Present, May & June (due $50 Reenlistment Bounty) thru Nov & Dec 1862 Rolls.
Detailed as teamster during June thru Aug 1863.
POW 11/28/1863 Mine Run, VA.; confined 12/5/1863 Old Capitol Prison, Wash., D.C.; hospitalized 12/12/1863 - 2/3/1864 Old Capitol Prison U.S.A. Hospital with typhoid fever; transferred 2/3/1864 to Point Lookout, MD.; paroled & exchanged 3/16/1864 City Point, VA.
POW 5/28/1864 Central Point, VA.; confined 6/11/1864 Point Lookout, MD.; transferred 7/12/1864 to Elmira, NY.
He was accidentally killed on 7/15/1864 at Shohola, PA. in railroad accident en route to Elmira, NY.

The 47th Infantry Regiment was formed in June, 1861, with men recruited in Caroline, Middlesex, Essex, and Stafford counties.

Basic info originally created by: Order of Confederate Gray. (bio by: BigFrench) 
Note: Middle initial incorrect and surname misspelled on plaque.
Woodlawn National Cemetery
Chemung County
New York, USA
Plot: Shohola train wreck mass grave
Created by: BigFrench
Record added: Mar 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35263490
Pvt John L Perks
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Pvt John L Perks
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