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Naval officer

George Hamilton Perkins, American naval officer.

Background

Perkins, George Hamilton was born on October 20, 1836 in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Hamilton Eliot and Clara (George) Perkins.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1855.

Career

Isabel (Perkins) Anderson. Appointed midshipman United States Navy, 1855. Acting master ship Sumter in suppression of African slave trade, 1859-1861.

Promoted Lieutenant, 1861. Served in West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861-1865. With Captain Theodorus Bailey entered city of New Orleans, walked unarmed through hostile mob, accepted surrender of city, 1862.

Commanded ships Sciota in blockade of Texas coast and Chickasaw on lower Mississippi River. Promoted commander, 1871, commanded ships Ashuelot, Asiatic Station, 1877-1879, Hartford off South America, 1884-1885. Promoted captain, 1882.

Retired, 1891; promoted commodore retired, 1896.

Connections

Married Anna Minot Weld, July 25, 1870, 1 daughter.

father:
Hamilton Eliot Perkins

mother:
Clara (George) Perkins

spouse:
Anna Minot Weld