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Robert Emory Park

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Robert Emory Park

Birth
LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia, USA
Death
7 May 1909 (aged 66)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA GPS-Latitude: 32.8517334, Longitude: -83.6359945
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Park was commissioned second lieutenant early in the war, and took over command of his unit after the captain fell at the Battle of Seven Pines. The regiment's losses during the war, 205 men out of 408 total, were testament to the extensive battles and engagements they endured. Park was involved in fighting at Manassas, Seven Pines, Seven Days, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Chancellorsville, Richmond and Winchester. At Winchester he was badly wounded and captured by federal troops. He was held at Fort Delaware, DE for the remainder of the war. He returned home badly crippled, and suffered from lingering war injuries for the remainder of his life.

FAG member 48077988 has knowledge of a October 19, 1896 hand-written letter by this gentleman on Manufacturers Mutual Fire Insurance, Macon, GA stationary (I assume he represented that company). If you are a descendant and wish to get a copy of said letter please contact FAG member 48077988 or email at [email protected]

The following is provided by FAG member 47646375.
Capt. Robert Emory Park was born at La Grange, Ga., January 13, 1844; and died in Atlanta May 7, 1909. He was the son of Maj. John Park, a teacher and officer of Georgia State troops, and his wife, Sarah T. Robertson, a native of Clarke County, Ga., and daughter of John S. Robertson, whose father was a soldier of the Revolution. Her mother, Martha Brown, of Nottoway County, Va., was a daughter of Samuel Brown, a Virginia soldier of the Revolution. One of Captain Park's ancestors was Arthur Park, of County Donegal, Ire land, who came to America in I720 with his wife, three sons, and a daughter. He founded the town of Parkesburg, Vest chester County, Pa., and was founder also of five Presbyterian Churches in Chester County. His grandson, John Park, was a lieutenant of Pennsylvania continentals and was wounded in the battle of the Blockhouse, Pa. His son John Park was mortally wounded under Gen. Daniel Morgan in the battle of Cowpens, in South Carolina, and was buried at Fair Forest Church, S. C. His son Nilliam Park moved to Georgia in 1799, and was the grandfather of Robert Emory Park.

Park was commissioned second lieutenant early in the war, and took over command of his unit after the captain fell at the Battle of Seven Pines. The regiment's losses during the war, 205 men out of 408 total, were testament to the extensive battles and engagements they endured. Park was involved in fighting at Manassas, Seven Pines, Seven Days, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Chancellorsville, Richmond and Winchester. At Winchester he was badly wounded and captured by federal troops. He was held at Fort Delaware, DE for the remainder of the war. He returned home badly crippled, and suffered from lingering war injuries for the remainder of his life.

FAG member 48077988 has knowledge of a October 19, 1896 hand-written letter by this gentleman on Manufacturers Mutual Fire Insurance, Macon, GA stationary (I assume he represented that company). If you are a descendant and wish to get a copy of said letter please contact FAG member 48077988 or email at [email protected]

The following is provided by FAG member 47646375.
Capt. Robert Emory Park was born at La Grange, Ga., January 13, 1844; and died in Atlanta May 7, 1909. He was the son of Maj. John Park, a teacher and officer of Georgia State troops, and his wife, Sarah T. Robertson, a native of Clarke County, Ga., and daughter of John S. Robertson, whose father was a soldier of the Revolution. Her mother, Martha Brown, of Nottoway County, Va., was a daughter of Samuel Brown, a Virginia soldier of the Revolution. One of Captain Park's ancestors was Arthur Park, of County Donegal, Ire land, who came to America in I720 with his wife, three sons, and a daughter. He founded the town of Parkesburg, Vest chester County, Pa., and was founder also of five Presbyterian Churches in Chester County. His grandson, John Park, was a lieutenant of Pennsylvania continentals and was wounded in the battle of the Blockhouse, Pa. His son John Park was mortally wounded under Gen. Daniel Morgan in the battle of Cowpens, in South Carolina, and was buried at Fair Forest Church, S. C. His son Nilliam Park moved to Georgia in 1799, and was the grandfather of Robert Emory Park.


Inscription

ROBERT EMERY PARK
JANUARY 13, 1843. — MAY 7, 1909.
CAPTAIN Co. F TWELTH ALABAMA REGIMENT, C S A
TREASURER OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA 1900 – 1909
HE LOVED HIS GOD, HIS COUNTRY, AND HIS FELLOW MEN



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