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J. G. Parke

J. G. Parke

Federal (USA)

Major General

John Grubb Parke

(1827 - 1900)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1849;Class Rank: 2nd

Command Billet: Chief of Staff, MGen Burnside

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Ninth (IX) Army Corps

Before Antietam

After graduation from West Point he served as an engineer. In November 1861 he was appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, and commanded the 3rd Brigade in Burnside's North Carolina expedition. In July 1862 he was promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers.

On the Campaign

He was MGen Burnside's chief of staff in Maryland campaign and at Fredericksburg.

The rest of the War

He commanded the IX Corps at Vicksburg and Jackson, Knoxville. He was again chief of staff to Burnside from Wilderness (1864) to Petersburg (1865); commanded the IX Corps at Hatcher's Run, Ft Stedman, and on theAppomattox campaign.

After the War

He continued in Army service after the War as a surveyor and commandant of West Point. He retired in 1889.

References & notes

Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.

Birth

9/22/1827; Chester County, PA

Death

12/16/1900 Washington, DC