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Tim Upton Collection

The following memorabilia are related to Hiram Perkins, Lieutenant, Co. C, 1st Vermont Infantry, also Captain, Co. F, 8th Vermont Infantry, and he also served in the U.S. Colored Troops. They are currently in the possession of Hiram's great-great-grandson, Tim Upton

Two letters written by Lieut. Perkins to General Stannard in St. Albans (before he left with the 2nd Vermont). They were written in late May and early June of 1861 from Fort Monroe, in Newport News, Virginia. After General Stannard died, his daughter, Georgianna, found the letters and sent them back to Hiram, thinking that he would enjoy having them.

a photocopy of Capt. Perkins's letter of resignation from the 8th Vermont, given to Col. Thomas in April of 1863 (from the Nat'l. Archives)

an original order naming Maj. Perkins (then in the 73rd U.S.C.T.) officer of the day at Port Hudson in December of 1863

a certificate of acceptance in the "Military Order of the Loyal Legion" signed by President Hayes

a resolution adopted by G.A.R. Post 60 honoring Maj. Perkins on his death

a set of books on military tactics which belonged to General Stannard

a few other items.