John Grubb Parke(1827 - 1900)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Chief of Staff, MGen Burnside
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Ninth (IX) Army Corps
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was MGen Burnside's chief of staff in Maryland campaign and at Fredericksburg.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.
|Birth Date: 9/22/1827 Place of Birth: Chester County, PA |
College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY Graduating Year: 1849 Class Rank: 2nd
Death Date: 12/16/1900 Death Place: Washington, DC
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