George Hamilton Perkins

George Hamilton Perkins (HM1G49)

Location: Concord, NH 03301 Merrimack County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 12.407', W 71° 32.313'

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Commodore United States Navy
Born at Hopkinton New Hampshire October 20, 1835
Died at Boston Massachusetts October 28 1899
Entered the Navy as midshipman October 1, 1851 and
served his country with honor forty eight years
Genial and lovable as a man. Able and resourceful as an
officer. Gallant and inspiring as a leader—His intrepid conduct
at the Passage of the forts below New Orleans. His heroism at
the surrender of that city. His skill and daring on notable
occasions on the Mississippi River and in the Gulf of Mexico. His
achievements in Mobile Bay when as Commander of the Chickasaw
he compelled the surrender of the Tennessee won from the Navy
unqualified admiration and from Farragut these words
The bravest man that ever trod the decK of a ship"

Forts Jackson and St. Philip
April 24, 1862
Capture of the "Governor Moore" and three
ships of the Montgomery Flotilla
Below New Orleans
April 24, 1862
Capture of the Chalmette Batteries
April 25, 1862
Surrender of New Orleans
April 25, 1862
Skirmishes on the Mississippi River
July 1862
Port Hudson and Whitehall's Point
July 1863
Capture of the Mary Sorley
April 7, 1864
Battle of Mobile Bay
August 5, 1864
Capture of the Tennessee
August 5, 1864
Fort Powell
August 5, 1864
Fort Gaines
August 8, 1864
Fort Morgan
August 23, 1864

HM NumberHM1G49
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 5:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 293777 N 4786906
Decimal Degrees43.20678333, -71.53855000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 12.407', W 71° 32.313'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 12' 24.42" N, 71° 32' 18.78" W
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Area Code(s)603
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33 N State St, Concord NH 03301, US
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