Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|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|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||6th MVI||May 12, 1884||Invalid||512 984||301 295||Mass.|
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)
|Date||April 1, 1930|
|Obituary||Concord Enterprise, April 9, 1930|
|Burial||Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
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," Ancestry.com).
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," Ancestry.com).
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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