John Parker Hawkins


John Parker Hawkins Famous memorial

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Death 7 Feb 1914 (aged 83)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section 1, Lot 55
Memorial ID 5888336 View Source

Civil War Union Brigadier General. He graduated from the West Point in 1852 and served in the 2nd US Infantry as a the regimental quartermaster officer. When the Civil War began in 1861, he was promoted Colonel assigned to commissary duty in Missouri. In 1863, he was promoted Brigadier General commissary chief of the Army of the Tennessee. He was transferred to Louisiana and given command of District of Northeastern Louisiana along with a brigade of US Colored Troops, in February 1864. In command of the 1st Division US Colored Troops, he joined the Union garrison at Vicksburg, Mississippi and took part in the siege of Mobile, Alabama. For distinguished service, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers on June 30, 1865. After the war he remained in the Regular Army and retired Commissary General of Subsistence in 1894.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 24 Oct 2001
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Parker Hawkins (29 Sep 1830–7 Feb 1914), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5888336, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .