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Captain Jackson V. Parker Civil War letters, 1862-1865.
Parker, Jackson V., 1835-1871.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 268:2  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Personal Author : Parker, Jackson V., 1835-1871.
Title : Captain Jackson V. Parker Civil War letters, 1862-1865.
Physical Description : 1 folder.
Summary :

The collection contains photocopies of seven letters written by Captain Jackson V. Parker to his parents between 1862 and 1865, while they were living with his sister, Sarah Parker Willoughby, in Newport, Minnesota. The letters describe his journey by ship to Ship Island, Mississippi and the conditions there, life at Fort Pike. Louisiana and a raid on a confederate gunship (one page is missing), and garrison duty at Fort Barrancas, Florida, where he writes of two officers who escaped from a Confederate Prison in Macon Georgia and who traveled to Florida. While based in New Orleans in late 1864, Jackson describes the social life in the city and complains of the expense. During his first year of service, Jackson's younger brother, Charles Parker (b. December 23, 1845) served as a private in Company B and Jackson's letters are full of news about him as well.

Reproduction Note : Photocopy.
Biographical or historical data :

Jackson V. Parker was born in Clarendon, Vermont on August 2, 1835, the son of Ruel and Emily (Hatch) Parker. He married Julie Clark on October 19, 1859. On February 4, 1862 he was commissioned as second lieutenant in Company B, Seventh Vermont Volunteer Regiment. He was promoted to lieutenant on December 9, 1862 and to captain on October 22, 1863. He mustered out on March 14, 1866 and returned to Brandon, Vermont, where he lived until his death on September 4, 1871.

Personal Subject : Parker, Charles, b. 1845.
Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 7th 1862-1866. Company B.
Subject Term : Soldiers Vermont Correspondence.
Geographic Term : Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865 Personal narratives.
Ship Island (Miss.)
Fort Pike (La.)
Brandon (Vt.) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Letters correspondence.