James M Perrin is one of 5 men from the Abbeville District of South Carolina remembered on this roadside historical marker in Abbeville. His face is from a portrait published in the Colonial Dames of America’s South Carolina Portraits, A Collection of Portraits of South Carolinians (1996).

A veteran of the Mexican War and a pre-war South Carolina militia officer, Lieutenant Colonel Perrin led the First South Carolina Rifles at Harpers Ferry, Sharpsburg and Shepherdstown on the Maryland Campaign. Afterward he was promoted to Colonel but was mortally wounded at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863 and died later in the day.

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