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PERRY of Harrison County, TX
Posted by: Janet Sadowski (ID *****3332) Date: April 13, 2005 at 06:10:26
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I have been researching the Franklin Times newspaper from Louisburg, NC and it contained the following article which may be useful:

Franklin Times
July 24, 1879 – Page 2, Column 3


A letter received by Mrs. L. H. Massenburg from Wm. E. Massenburg gives the sad intelligence of the death of the 14th Inst. of Hugh H. Perry of Harrison county, Texas.

Mr. Perry was a native of Franklin and has many relatives now living in this county. When he was quite young, his father, Levin Perry, moved with the family to Texas, but the war found Hugh at school in this State, and though only seventeen years of age he entered the army and was at the first battle fought at Big Bethel. He afterwards became a Lieutenant in company B. of the 47th Regiment and there was no braver or truer soldier in the Confederate Army than this soldier boy. He was greatly beloved in the Regiment and those of his comrades who survive will receive with sad hearts the tiding of his death. In that fearful charge on Cemetery Heights, at Gettysburg, on the 3rd day of July 1863, when within about seventy-five yards of the famous Rock Wall, he was severely wounded in the knee, but he escaped capture and was brought to the home of his uncle, J. J. Davis, in this village, where he suffered intensely from his wounds for many months. Though disabled and discharged from military duty, when Sherman’s army invaded North Carolina, he, with a number of others, procured horses and tendered their services to Gen’l. Jos. E. Johnson, in March 1865, while the Confederate Army was in Johnston county. It is believed that these were the very last volunteers who, of their own accord, entered the army.

In 1866 he married Mary C. Massenburg of this county. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father. Kind and affectionate, true and faithful, brave and generous, but higher and above all, a Christian, with faith firmly anchored on the “Rock of Ages,” he has passed from earth to a brighter world. May the Heavenly Father bless his bereaved wife and children and give them strength to bear their great loss.

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