George Perkins request for furlough, New Orleans, 1863Item 74927 info
Maine Historical Society
In another case of hardship at home, another solider apparently was denied relief from duty.
George A. Perkins of Carthage, who enlisted in Co. A. of the 12th Maine Regiment in November 1861, at age 35, asked for help in getting a furlough because "my wife and family have been turned out of doors and is in every poor circumstances."
Perkins sought a furlough of two months. He apparently later sought a discharge. He died on disease on Feb. 9, 1864, a common fate for Civil War soldiers.