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Thomas Parker

  • Birth 1822 England
  • Death 27 Apr 1872 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Frazer, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot AMC, Div 5, Section 5, Lot 15
  • Memorial ID 7209316

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Corporal in the Union Army in Company B, 2d Rhode Island Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on April 2 and 6, 1865 at Petersburg and Deatonsville (Sailors Creek) Virginia. His citation reads "Planted the first color on the enemy's works. Carried the regimental colors over the creek after the regiment had broken and been repulsed." Originally interred in the American Mechanics Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after that burial ground was closed down in May 1951 he was re-interred to Philadelphia Memorial Cemetery.

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 26 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7209316
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Parker (1822–27 Apr 1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7209316, citing Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .