Civil War Union Army Officer. He was mustered in as 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Adjutant of the 118th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry on August 30, 1862. Less then a month later he was wounded and captured at Shepherdstown, West Virginia on September 20, 1862. He was exchanged, and served until he resigned on January 17, 1863.
On July 2, 1863 he was commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel of the 49th Pennsylvania Emergency Troops, a duty he performed until he was mustered out on on September 3, 1863.
He was the son and first of nine children born to William Samson Perot (1800-1883) and Mary Williams Poultney Perot (1804-1887).
He died of smallpox.