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Federal (USV)


Aurelius Parker

(c. 1834 - 1892)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 1st Maine Cavalry

Before Antietam

Age 27, from St. George, he mustered as Private in Company K, 1st Maine Cavalry on 19 October 1861. He was promoted to Corporal in April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was later recommended by General Burnside for a commission as Captain in the Regular Army for his "bravery at Antietam" but he was not commissioned.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant on 2 October 1862 and detailed in charge of the orderlies of the 9th Corps headquarters. He mustered out at the end of his term of service on 25 November 1864 and was afterward sutler to the regiment.

After the War

He moved to New Orleans, LA in about 1866 and was a bookkeeper at the US Mint there by 1880. He was private secretary to Postmaster Eaton in New Orleans at his death in 1892.

References & notes

His service from Tobie,1 source also of a good post-war photo. His occupation and other details from the Proceedings of the regimental reunions (1880) and his obituary in the Times-Picayune of 21 March 1892. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1834 in ME


03/20/1892; New Orleans, LA; burial in Chalmette National Cemetery, Chalmette, LA


1   Tobie, Edward Parsons, History of the First Maine Cavalry, 1861-1865, Boston: Press of Emery & Hughes, 1887, pg. 483  [AotW citation 25447]