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Confederate (CSV)


Samuel Y. Parker

(c. 1840 - 1863)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 21, from Wilson County, he enlisted as 2nd Sergeant, Company F, 4th North Carolina Infantry on 28 June 1861 in New Bern. He was promoted to First Sergeant by the end of 1861 and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 31 May (or 10 June) 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company and probably wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862:

All the officers of this noble regiment [the 4th North Carolina] present at Sharpsburg were killed or wounded. Their names deserve to be preserved ... Lieutenants Stansill, Cotton, Allen, Parker, Brown, Weaver, Crawford, and Bonner ...

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 21 February (or 9 March) 1863 but was killed at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863.

References & notes

His service from Moore,1 the Roster,2 via the Historical Data Systems database, and his Compiled Service Records,3 via fold3. The Sharpsburg quote from General D.H. Hill's Report.


c. 1840


05/03/1863; Chancellorsville, VA


1   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pg. 139  [AotW citation 21458]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 21459]

3   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27484]