James H. ParkerHome State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in the Goldsboro Rifles (later Company A, 27th North Carolina Infantry) on 15 April 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in the arm in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
Killed in the battle of Bristow [Bristoe] Station, October 14, 1863, Private James H. Parker, a member of the Goldsboro Rifles ... served with his company in all its subsequent campaigns, with the battles of Sharpsburg, Md., (where he was severely wounded,) Fredericksburg, Va., and several other engagements ... He gave up his life upon the ill-fated field of Bristow, where with his comrades he had breasted a perfect storm of shot and shell unhurt, until the order was given to fall back; in doing so, he lingered to assist in conveying from the field the body of his Captain, who was mortally wounded, and while then engaged, the fatal bullet pierced his head, and he yielded up his life to God who gave it. He is gone, and braver man has not fallen during this wicked and relentless war which is now being waged against us by our vandal foes of the north.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Wilson1, who lists him as H. Parker. The quote above and other details from his death notice in the Fayetteville Observer of 25 January 1864.
Death Date: 10/14/1863 Death Place: Bristoe Station, VA
1 Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15 [AotW citation 9821]
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