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Confederate (CSV)


Michael P. Parker

(1833 - 1868)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st South Carolina Infantry (Provisional Army)

Before Sharpsburg

He was a carpenter in Charleston and was elected 3rd Lieutenant of the Meagher Guard, a local militia company, in 1853. He was 2nd Lieutenant by 1861. He then enrolled in Company K, First South Carolina Infantry at its organization in Charleston on 25 June 1861 and was commissioned First Lieutenant. He was promoted to Captain 23 January 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was absent, wounded to at least the end of 1863, on detached duty with the Provost Marshal in Augusta, GA to April 1864, and retired to the Invalid Corps on 2 November 1864.

After the War

He died in January 1868 from the effects of his wounds.

References & notes

His basic service from Salley.1 The pointer to Parker and his service details are thanks to Barry Truluck from his research in his Compiled Service Records (via Fold3) and Caldwell.2 His death from a memorial in the Charleston Daily News of 27 January 1868. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

More on the Web

See much more about the Meagher Guard and Parker in an excellent article [pdf] by Bill Bynum in Company Front (Issue 1, 2011), the journal of The Society for the Preservation of the 26th Regiment North Carolina Troops.


1833; Dublin, IRELAND


01/10/1868; burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, GA


1   Salley, Alexander S., Jr., compiler, South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service, 3 vols., Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1913-1930, Vol. 1, pg. 370-371  [AotW citation 24033]

2   Caldwell, James Fitz James, The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians, known first as "Gregg's" and subsequently as "McGowan's Brigade", Marietta (Ga): Continental Book Co., 1866, pg. 48  [AotW citation 24034]