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Confederate (CSV)


Jordan Christian Parkinson

(1840 - 1899)

Home State: Virginia

Education: University of Virginia, Class of 1860

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Parker's Richmond (VA) Battery

Before Sharpsburg

Age 22, from Richmond, he had been a Private in the 52nd Virginia Militia when he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of Parker's Richmond Battery, Light Artillery on 14 March 1862 in Richmond.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was absent, wounded into October. He was detailed as an enrolling officer in March 1863. He was in command of the Madison (LA) Artillery at the end of 1864, but was furloughed in January 1865 and captured at Farmville, VA. He took the oath of allegiance there on 15 April 1865.

After the War

In 1870 he was a school teacher in Edgefield, SC, but by 1872 was a farmer in Saint Peters, New Kent County, VA. He also was County Surveyor and served as Superintendent of schools about 1882. He moved to Richmond in 1890.

References & notes

Service information from Musselman1, via the Historical Data Systems database, and Wise.2 Details from the US Census of 1870 and 1880, and from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Thomasia Ann Harris (1847-1910) in 1869 and they had 11 children between 1870 and 1886.


07/30/1840; "Ashland", New Kent County, VA


03/08/1899; Richmond, VA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA


1   Musselman, Homer D., The Caroline Light, Parker and Stafford Light Virginia Artillery, Lynchburg (Va): H.E. Howard, Inc., 1992  [AotW citation 23384]

2   Wise, Jennings Cropper, The Long Arm of Lee; or, The History of the Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia ..., 2 Vols., Lynchburg: JP Bell Company, 1915, Vol. 2, pg. 911  [AotW citation 23385]