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Concord in Merrimack County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

George Hamilton Perkins

 
 
George Hamilton Perkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 15, 2014
1. George Hamilton Perkins Marker
Inscription.
Commodore United States Navy
Born at Hopkinton New Hampshire October 20, 1835
Died at Boston Massachusetts October 28 1899
Entered the Navy as midshipman October 1, 1851 and
served his country with honor forty eight years
Genial and lovable as a man. Able and resourceful as an
officer. Gallant and inspiring as a leader--His intrepid conduct
at the Passage of the forts below New Orleans. His heroism at
the surrender of that city. His skill and daring on notable
occasions on the Mississippi River and in the Gulf of Mexico. His
achievements in Mobile Bay when as Commander of the Chickasaw
he compelled the surrender of the Tennessee won from the Navy
unqualified admiration and from Farragut these words
The bravest man that ever trod the decK of a ship"

Forts Jackson and St. Philip
April 24, 1862
Capture of the "Governor Moore" and three
ships of the Montgomery Flotilla
Below New Orleans
April 24, 1862
Capture of the Chalmette Batteries
April 25, 1862
Surrender of New Orleans
April 25, 1862
Skirmishes on the Mississippi River
July 1862
Port Hudson and Whitehall's Point
July 1863
Capture of the Mary Sorley
April 7, 1864
Battle of Mobile Bay
August 5, 1864
Capture of the Tennessee
August 5, 1864
Fort Powell
August 5, 1864
Fort

George Hamilton Perkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 15, 2014
2. George Hamilton Perkins Marker
Gaines
August 8, 1864
Fort Morgan
August 23, 1864

 
Location. 43° 12.407′ N, 71° 32.313′ W. Marker is in Concord, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. Marker is at the intersection of North State Street and Park Street on North State Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Concord NH 03301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Hampshire's Presidential Primary (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Webster (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. Gen. John Stark (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John P. Hale (about 300 feet away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (about 400 feet away); A Gift from Mary Baker G. Eddy (about 400 feet away); Franklin Pierce (about 500 feet away); State Capitol (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Concord.
 
Also see . . .  George Hamilton Perkins - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 21, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
George Hamilton Perkins Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 15, 2014
3. George Hamilton Perkins Statue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 320 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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