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Federal (USV)


Thomas Parsons

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old laborer in Mifflin County, he enlisted there on 14 October 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company C, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry in October in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as William T. Parson. Service information from the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave, also as William T. Parson.


c. 1842


09/14/1862; Fox's Gap, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4020]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23020]