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Confederate (CSV)


John Lewis Parrish

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 19, from Edenton in Chowan County, he enlisted there as Private, Company A, First North Carolina Infantry on 18 May 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was furloughed home but overstayed and was listed as absent without leave from November 1862 to November 1863, when he returned to duty. He was captured at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864 and was a prisoner at Elmira, NY. He was released on 27 Jun 1865 after taking an oath of allegiance.

References & notes

His service from the Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3, also as Louis J. Parish. Personal details from family genealogists, at least one of whom has him as John Louis Parrish.

He married Harriet A. Moore (1853-1912) in 1867 and they had a daughter Sarah (1869-1951).


c. 1842


1   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 26326]