Civil War Records of George B. Parker

George B. Parker


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 6th MVI (9 months) Private; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862 disch. March 16, 1863 for disability Acton farmer age 25
MASSCW, 1:415

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page 34-35 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI May 12, 1884 Invalid 512 984 301 295 Mass.  

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  3 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 19 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

Fifteen members of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R. in front of the Telephone Office Building, West Acton, on May 30, 1924 (photograph, Acton Memorial Library archives 24.1.1)

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch


Date April 1, 1930
Place Acton, Mass.
Obituary Concord Enterprise, April 9, 1930
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

Born 1837 in West Windsor, Vermont, George Parker enlisted from West Acton in August 1862 as a private in the 6th Massachusetts Infantry and served nine months. He spent two months in hospital at Suffolk, Virginia, suffering from a spinal problem and severe headaches. After he was discharged as disabled, he went to live on his brother’s farm in Bolton. He moved to West Acton in 1872, where he was a partner in E. C. Parker & Company, dealers in grain, feed, and cider vinegar. He died April 1, 1930. (Text from "Not Afraid to Go", exhibit at the Acton Memorial Library).


George Bethune Parker, an 18 year old farmer born in Vermont, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household of Moses Taylor (dwelling no. 93/94)   (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 15).

G.B. Parker, age 22, a farmer born in Vermont, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census (dwelling no. 159) ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

George B. Parker is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton (regiment erroneously recorded as 3rd Mass Infantry) ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"

Geroge B. Parker's name is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


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