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educator , Confederate military officer

William Flake Perry, American Confederate military officer, educator.


Perry, William Flake was born on March 12, 1823 in Jackson County, Georgia, United States. Son of Hiram and Nancy (Flake) Perry.


Graduate Brownwood Academy, 1846.


Admitted to bar 1854, but never practiced. Teacher Talladega County, Alabama, 1848-1853. First state superintendent public instruction, Alabama, 1854-1858.

President East Alabama Female College, Tuskeegee, 1858-1862. Planter, Alabama, 1865-1867. In charge military college, Glendale, Kentucky, 1867-1883.

Professor of English and philosophy Ogden College, from 1883. Entered Confederate States Army, May 1862, as private 44th Alabama Infantry, major, 1862, Lieutenant col, September 1, 1862, colonel, 1862, brigadier general, March 16, 1865. Commanded regiment at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg.

Commanded brigade at Chickamauga, in Longstreet’s E. Tennessee campaign, battle Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, seige of Petersburg, Appomattox.


Married Ellen Douglas Brown, January 1, 1851.

Hiram Perry

Nancy (Flake) Perry

Ellen Douglas Brown