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Parker, Charles Edmund


Age: 22, credited to Vergennes, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: comn Adjutant, 7th VT INF, 1/1/62 (1/1/62), pr CPT, Co. E 12/9/62 (1/7/63), resgd 10/22/63 [College: NU 59, DC 60]

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Birth: 02/21/1839, Unknown
Death: 03/31/1924

Burial: Prospect Cemetery, Vergennes, VT
Marker/Plot: 187
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 42080724


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/7/1904, VT
Portrait?: VHS Collections
College?: NU 59, DC 60
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)

Remarks: Article


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Prospect Cemetery, Vergennes, VT

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VHS - Reunion Society Collection


VHS - Reunion Society Collection

Civil War Covers

Union Military Address Cover
Occupied Florida
postal cover

This cover was addressed to a Federal officer stationed at Fort Pickens in Pensacola, Florida. Fort Pickens was a large military base that protected an important Union naval shipyard. Unlike Fort Sumter, Fort Pickens never surrendered to the South. The loss of the shipyard was a serious blow to the fledgling Confederate navy. Captain Charles E. Parker commanded Co. E, 7th Vermont Infantry when it organized Feb. 12, 1862. He resigned 19 months later on October 22, 1863. Notice that the letter was routed through New Orleans, a large and wealthy Southern port captured in 1862 by naval forces. The 1863 date of usage of the cover was established utilizing the regimental history of the 7th Vermont.


Type: scarce Union military address cover to occupied area in Florida.

Cancel: blue-green Prophetstown, Ill.; May 7, (1863) CDS plus tied target cancel.

Condition: stamp (Scott #65): VG; cover: VF


Capt. Chas. E. Parker
Co. E, 7th V(ermon)t Infantry
Pensacola, Florida
via New Orleans, Louis(iana)

Cover, background and technical details courtesy of Jim Bennetch.

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See: Hiram Carleton; Genealogical and Family History of Vermont, Volume 2 off-site p. 301


OBITUARY Charles E. Parker

Captain Charles Edmund Parker died Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. Shaw Webb, of Burlington. He was born in Vergennes in 1839, and lived here until three years ago, going then to Burlington, where he made his home with his daughter.

Captain Parker was the son of William and Harrietta (Miller) Parker. He received his early education as a pupil of Uncle Ben Allen, and later entered Norwich University. Going afterwards to Dartmouth he finished his education there, graduating in 1860. He then enlisted in the United States army as a first lieutenant in Company E, Seventh Volunteers, and was appointed adjutant on the general's staff. Promoted to the rank of captain on December 9, 1862, he served until September 25, 1863 when he was honorably discharged.

Capt. Parker was married in 1866 to Miss Agnes Ripley, daughter of W. Y. and Jane (Warren) Ripley, and a sister of the late Gen. W. Y. W. and Edward H. Ripley and Charles Ripley, and of Mrs. Julia C. R. Dorr, the noted Vermont poetess. Mrs. Parker died five years ago.

He was engaged in various business enterprises during the remainder of his life. At one time he was with the sash, door and blind company which went under the name of Hayes, Palardo & Parker. For 25 years he was president of the Vergennes Electric company, during which time he acted as president of the Vermont Electrical association for two years.

Captain Parker was one of the original trustees appointed by William G. Bixby of the Bixby Memorial Free library. He was mayor of Vergennes at one time, and in 1896 was city representative. He was an active and ardent member of the Episcopal church, serving as vestryman for many years at St. Paul's church of Vergennes. He was also a member of the standing committee of the diocese of Vermont, and trustee of the Vermont Episcopal institute. He was also a member of the Loyal Legion.

The surviving relatives include a daughter, Grace Parker Webb, and a nephew, William H. Horton.

Prayer services were held at the home of Mrs. Webb Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. The bearers were Captain William H. Horton, Ezra M. Horton, Robert Horton and J. S. Webb. The Loyal Legion was represented by Harry S. Howard, George S. Howe and Henry H. Hagar. Bishop A. C. A. Hall officiated, after which the body was taken on the noon train to Vergennes, for burial here. The services held at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at St. Paul's church. The Rev. George L. Richardson, rector of St. Paul's church in Burlington, officiated, assisted by the Rev. A. B. Crichton, pastor of St. Paul's. A quartet composed of C. W. Wilson, C. H. Cole, F. W. Flagg and A. S. Haven sang "Jesus, Still Lead On" and ""Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand. " Mrs. Estella Ingham furnished the organ accompaniment. Col. R. W. McCuen acted as usher, and the bearers were Spencer H. Hindes, John A. Harrington, William R. Warner, Erwin W. Graves, Charles A. Chapman and A. W. Norton. Burial was in Prospect cemetery.

Source: Vergennes Enterprise and Vermonter, April 3, 1924
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.