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 James Parker

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James Parker Famous memorial

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

Philippine Insurrection 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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 7 Feb 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7158000
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7158000/james-parker : accessed ), memorial page for James Parker (20 Feb 1854–2 Jun 1934), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7158000, citing Saint Mary's Episcopal Churchyard, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .