Perkins, Daniel Chapman (1815 - 1880)







----Source: NEILLSVILLE REPUBLICAN PRESS (Clark County, Wis.) 08/20/1880

Perkins, Daniel Chapman (1815 - 1880)

Died, on or about June 6th, 1880, in the town of Sherwood Forest, Clark County, Wis., Mr. Daniel Chapman Perkins, aged 65.
(Milwaukee Sentinel please copy)

Mr. Perkins was born in Chittenden County, Vt., and came to Wisconsin in 1836. He enlisted in the Third Wis. Battery in 1861. He had lived in Clark County about seven years. Having been married in 1831, Mr. Perkins leaves a family to mourn his loss. Brave in battle and faithful at home, he was loved and honored by all who knew him. The circumstances of his death were sad. He started from home June 5th for Milwaukee, to attend the soldiers reunion, undertaking to walk as far as Scranton, on the G. B. M. R. Finding high waters, with the bridges gone, he turned toward home, when he was again hindered by the rising flood. Unable to proceed on his journey or return to his home, he appears to have gone to a high ridge and laid down on the ground with his satchel for a pillow, when he went to sleep. This sleeping proved to be his last, for friends found him there on his pillow, looking just as if he were asleep. But he was dead. There, unattended and alone, he passed to his reward, and now, at this late day, we pay the tribute to his memory, so that his comrades in arms may know concerning the old soldier who perished in his attempt to meet them at the great reunion.



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