|Birth||May 29, 1844|
|Death||Jan. 17, 1930|
|Unit||63rd Indiana Infantry, Company H|
Private Perry C. Marlatt
Company H, 63rd Indiana Infantry
Marriatt was born in Fountain Hill, Indiana on May 29, 1844. He was residing in Covington, Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on August 20, 1862. Marlatt served about 34 months with the regiment. He was mustered out on June 21, 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina. Some Civil War sources spell his last name “Marlott”.
The 63rd Indiana Infantry was organized at Lafayette, Indiana on February 21, 1862. In the early part of the War, the regiment was assigned to prison guard duty at Camp Morton, Indiana. Between December, 1862 and January, 1864 the unit performed guard duty on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. After that assignment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Atlanta Campaign (GA) (May 1-September 8, 1864).
Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).
Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).
Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).
Capture of Wilmington (NC) (February 22, 1865).
Campaign of the Carolinas (SC/NC) (March 1-April 26, 1865).
At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).
Marlatt died on January 17, 1930 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Union Cemetery in Spencer (Boyd County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Burgess Post (#328) in Spencer.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.