Parker, Moses A.
Age: 25, credited to Concord, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF, 4th VT INF, 2nd USSS
Service: enl, cred. Waterford, 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. C, 3rd VT INF, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, prld 8/3/62, dis/dsb 9/24/62; enl, cred. Concord, 8/13/64, m/i 9/8/64, PVT, Co. H, 2nd USSS, tr to Co. H, 4th VT INF, 2/25/65, m/o 6/19/65
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Birth: 05/12/1839, Concord, VT
Burial: Graves Cemetery, Concord, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 95391003
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/24/1863
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Death of Moses A. Parker
Concord has again been called to part with one of its oldest and most respected citizens. Mr. Parker passed away at his home on Main street, Friday afternoon. He had been in poor health for several weeks but suffered from a shock Thursday from which he never rallied. Moses A. Parker was born in Concord, May 12, 1839, a son of Stephen and Elmira H. (Wallace) Parker and was the last of a family of five children. He enlisted in June, 1861, in Company C Third Regiment, Vt. Vol. At he seven days' fight in the retreat from before Richmond, he was wounded by a minnie ball in the left foot, fell into the hands of the enemy, was taken to Richmond, kept awhile in Libbey prison and then transferred to Bell Isle and after suffering about three months' imprisonment was exchanged and soon after discharged. In August, 1864, he enlisted for the town of Concord in Co. H, U. S. Sharpshooters, was afterwards transferred to Company N, Fourth Vt. Vol. Infantry and mustered out in June, 1865. Jan. 30, 1867, he was married to Eliza E. Hale of Waterford and to them were born seven children, Madison A. (deceased) Edith E. (Mrs. Ernest Herbert) deceased, Lucy (Mrs. Fred Devoe) of Rochester, N. H., Winfield S. of Cleveland, Ohio, Alice E. John S. and Roscoe M. of this town. Mrs. Parker died Aug. 22, 1906.
The funeral was held at the M. E. Church Monday at 1 o'clock, Rev. George Smith officiating. The G. A. R. And W. R. C. attended in a body, the G. A. R. performing their impressive burial service. Those called here from away to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Williamson of Barton, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Devoe of Rochester, N. H., Mrs. Anna Thayer and son Donald Parker of Littleton, N. H., Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Hale, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Bonnett of Waterford, Frank Wallace, Mrs. Jane Curtis of St. Johnsbury, Horace Wallace, Oscar Wallace of East St. Johnsbury.
Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, April 21, 1915.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.