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This Day in Georgia History

December 18, 1901

William Flank Perry Died

William Flank Perry died in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Born March 12, 1823 in Jackson County, Georgia, he was a teacher, superintendent of education, college professor before the war. In 1862, Perry enlisted as a private in the 44th Alabama. He advanced rapidly to the rank of colonel by September 1862, colonel in 1863, and finally brigadier general in Feb. 1865. Perry fought in the battles of Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. After the war, he returned to teaching.