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Perrin C. Judkins

Graduating Class of 1860
Served in The American Civil War
Attached photograph of Second Lieutenant Judkins

Second Lieutenant
Perrin C. Judkins

Company G
1st U.S. Sharp Shooters


Madison, WI

Date of Birth

Location of Death

Todd's Tavern, VA

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Fredericksburg National Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA

More About Second Lieutenant Judkins

Second Lieutenant Judkins enlisted on September 12, 1861 as a Private with Company G, 1st Regiment, United States Sharpshooters (Berdan’s) from Fitchburg, Wisconsin. He was first promoted to Corporal and later promoted to 1st Sergeant. He was then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on December 9, 1862 when another Lieutenant (Lt. Benson) resigned.

2d Lt. Judkins was killed on May 8, 1864 during the Battle of Todd’s Tavern. He was thrown from his horse due to a stray bullet while riding to the front to encourage his men to keep their position. His fall resulted in major head trauma that caused his death.