James Parker

James Parker

Birth
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 2 Jun 1934 (aged 80)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 7158000 · View Source
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Philippine Insurrection Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He rose to Major General in the United States Army. He was awarded the CMOH while a Lieutenant Colonel in the 45th United States Volunteer Infantry, for action in Vigan, Luzon, Philippine Islands on December 4, 1899. His citation reads "While in command of a small garrison repulsed a savage night attack by overwhelming numbers of the enemy, fighting at close quarters in the dark for several hours." His son, Cortland Parker, alos became a Major General in the United States Army, serving during World War I, and as a Infantry Division Commander during World War II.

Bio by: Don Morfe



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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 7 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7158000
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Parker (20 Feb 1854–2 Jun 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7158000, citing Saint Marys Episcopal Churchyard, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .