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Confederate (CSV)


William Parker

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 18, from Rowan County, he enlisted as a Private in Company K of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 31 May 1861 at Smithville, NC.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was briefly a prisoner at Fort Delaware, sent to Aiken's Landing, VA on 2 October for exchange, and was formally exchanged on 10 November. He was promoted to Corporal in February 1863 and was wounded at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He was promoted to Sergeant on 20 May 1864 and wounded again, by a gunshot to his right foot or ankle at Cold Harbor, VA on 30 May. He was in Richmond, VA hospitals, furloughed home for 60 days on 19 July, and then returned to his Company. He was surrendered and paroled at Salisbury, NC on 2 May 1865, and signed an oath of allegiance there on 30 May.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3, and the Roster.2


c. 1843


1   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 27636]

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 27637]