H. W. Perkins enlisted in the Sixth Pennsylvania Reserves as a corporal in April, 1861. He served in the Army of the James under McCall for sixteen months. At the battle of Dranesville all of the officers of Mr. Perkins’ Company being disabled for duty, he stepped to the head of the line and led them to victory. In June, 1863, Mr. Perkins went out with the State militia, and followed Lee in his retreat until the danger was passed in Pennsylvania. Again in 1864 he enlisted, and remained until the close of the great conflict.
Currently a resident of Burke, Virginia - I'm originally from the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have been a student of the Pennsylvania Reserves since 1997 and thoroughly enjoy telling their story. By trade I'm a former IT Professional but presently working as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service.