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Parker, Philo F.
Age: 18, credited to Brandon, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 2nd US INF
Service: enl 6/2/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. C, 9th VT INF, tr to 2nd US INF, 1/16/63, m/o 4/3/65
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Birth: abt 1844, Brandon, VT
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Chicopee, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 74121294
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/21/1880; widow Agnes B., 9/25/1912, MA
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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Fairview Cemetery, Chicopee, MA
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Philo F. Parker
Springfield Union, September 17, 1912
Philo F. Parker
Veteran of Civil War Dead, Aged 65.
Philo F. Parker, aged 65 years, a civil war veteran, died at his home, 9 Charles street, at 5 yesterday morning, after a lingering illness. Mr. Parker was born in Brandon, Vt., May 21, 1847, and enlisted in C Co., 9th Vt. Regt. For three years service, June 21, 1862, at which time he was 15 years and 12 days old. He was taken prisoner the following September at the time of Miles' surrender at Harper's Ferry. He was paroled and sent to Chicago, Jan. 14, 1863. He was exchanged and transferred for general service to the regular army and sent to Fl. Columbus Governor's Island. March 4, 1863, he was assigned to I Co., 2d Inf. Then at Falmouth, Va. From there he went to the battle of Chancellorsville. Then on the long march to Gettysburg and was in that battle and many other marches and skirmishes. He was discharged for disability, April 2, 1865, when only 17 years and 10 months old. Mr. Parker was a resident of Chicopee 30 years. He was a painter.
He leaves a widow and two nieces, Mrs. Thomas Lilley and Miss Blanche L. Parker, both of Chicopee. The funeral will be held in the home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.