William Perry

DeathJuly 5, 1931
CemeteryNebraska Veterans (Grand Island)
Unit157th New York Infantry, Company H

Sergeant William Perry

Company H, 157th New York Infantry

Perry was born in New York in 1845. He enlisted on August 22, 1861 and was mustered on September 19, 1862. Perry enlisted as a private and was promoted to corporal and sergeant in 1864. He served about 2 years and 10 months before he was discharged on July 10, 1865 at Charleston, South Carolina.

The 157th New York Infantry was organized and mustered at Hamilton, New York on September 19, 1862. The first major engagement for the regiment was the Battle of Chancellorsville (VA) (May 1-5, 1863). The regiment lost 15 soldiers, 82 were wounded, and 19 were taken prisoner. Perry was one of the wounded. Details regarding the wound and the length of time away from the regiment were not available.

Perry died on July 5, 1931 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery in Grand Island (Hall County), Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.