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Civil War Records of Charles Wesley Parker

Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for Charles Wesley Parker

see also diary excerpts in Supplementary War Sketches (11 pages), Post Resolution and Record of Burial

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Comrade Charles Wesley Parker
Who was born the fourteenth day of June A.D. 1839 in
Reading County of  Windsor State of Vermont

On the twenty eighth day of July 1862 at Avon, Conn, he first entered the service as private, in Company I 16 Conn. V. M He was promoted in rank to sergeant and still held the same at the end of the war


As the war had come to a close, he was finally discharged at Annapolis in the month of April, 1865.


The first battle he was engaged was at Antietam and he also took part at Plymouth N C. He was confined in a hospital at Fairfax Va., during the fall of 1862 He was taken prisoner and confined in the prisons at Andersonville from May 3, 1864 to Sept 10, 1864; Charleston Sept. 13th to Sept 30th, 1864; and at Florence from Oct. 1st 1864 to March 1st, 1865


Philemon Day and Edward Woodford were among his most intimate comrades.


The most important event during his service was his prison life in the Rebel Prisons

At the taking of Plymouth N.C. on Apr. 20, 1864 he was taken prisoner

See supplementary history taken from diary in prison.


I Certify that the Sketch of my War service as above written is true as
I verily believe  
Date Signed
We certify that Comrade Charles W. Parker Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts, G.A.R. May 2, 1882
Held Offices of
Its first commander for two years 1882 - 83 Adjutant, 1884
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton