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William R Parks
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Birth: Jun. 4, 1849
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 10, 1911
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA

UNION CIVIL WAR SOLDIER.MEMBER BAT.B 5TH REG.U.S.ARTILLERY AND CO. B, 196 REG.PA.INF.VOL..

Served as Private from Sep 1861 to June 24, 1864 and also July 1864 to Nov 17, 1864, mustering out in Philadelphia.
Commander of Lafayette Post No. 217 eight times, and once Senior Vice Commander of the Department of Pennsylvania.

He was also a National Association (precursor to the National League) outfielder and pitcher. In 1875, he played for Washington Nationals and finished fourth in the league in pitcher's games finished. He also umped one game, and managed Washington for their last eight games of the year. He signed with Boston in playing the inaugural season of the National League, but struggled and his major league career ended. 
 
Inscription:
BAT. B 5TH REG. U.S. ART.
CO. B, 198TH REG. PA. INF. VOL.
 
Burial:
Easton Cemetery
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section G, lot 205
 
Maintained by: ProgBase
Originally Created by: Frederich Otto
Record added: Apr 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18962289
William R Parks
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William R Parks
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William R Parks
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