Perry Lincoln (blackunionsoldiers)

(b. ? – d. ?)

Perry Lincoln, a free black from Unity, enlisted as “a substitute,” standing in place of another man. He entered with the 28th Regiment in 1864, serving in Company I as a sergeant. After being “absent sick” in October, Perry Lincoln died from the final stages of “phthisis pulmonalis,” or tuberculosis, on November 9, 1864 at the L’Ouverture Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia. The physician noted that “of His past history nothing is known.” It is also unknown for whom he had substituted. Perry Lincoln was buried in Alexandria’s newly-established Freedmen’s Cemetery, in grave number eighty-eight.