Capt Thomas Parker

Capt Thomas Parker

Birth
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 15 Jan 1890 (aged 65)
Burial Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 10126719 · View Source
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Thomas Parker, a 36 year old cordwainer, was born in Philadelphia, Pa. He joined the Union Army September 15, 1861, at Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pa. and was mustered in Company I, 51st Pa. Volunteer Infantry at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, as a private. He was wounded at the Battle of Antietam and again at Jackson, Mississippi. He was promoted to commissary sergeant, date uncertain, before the end of his first tour of duty.
Sergeant Parker re-enlisted January 1, 1864, at Blains Cross Roads. He was promoted to captain December 2, 1864, and was mustered out with his company July 27, 1865. Based on his experiences, Captain Parker wrote the History of the 51st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers and Volunteer Veterans, published in 1869. He died January 15, 1890.


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  • Maintained by: rnmacmullan
  • Originally Created by: Gregory Speciale
  • Added: 15 Dec 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10126719
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Thomas Parker (29 Mar 1824–15 Jan 1890), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10126719, citing Norris City Cemetery, Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by rnmacmullan (contributor 47003077) .