ard Dwight only as he would most wish to be known, as a true patriot and soldier, ready, as he had more than once declared, to give his life for his country.
James Amory Perkins.
First Lieutenant 24th Mass. Vols. (Infantry), September 2, 1861; killed at Morris Island, S. C., August 26, 1863.
James Amory Perkins was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, on the 9th of July, 1836.
His father was William Perkins, a merchant in Boston.
His mother was Catherine Callender, daughter of John Amory, Esq., of Dorchester.
Both his parents survive him.
His youth was passed in Boston.
At school he is remembered as having been at first an exceedingly quiet boy, in fact almost too studious and retiring; by degrees, however, becoming more social in his ways, and developing something of the humorous disposition which afterwards became so prominently characteristic of him. He was not a strong lad, and enjoyed little of that pleasure which comes from robust and exuberant health; but his p