John A. Parker (Son of Jonathan Parker (Parker, Jonathan). NOT to be confused with his Uncle, John R or (A) Parker)
John A. Parker served in the 37th North Carolina Regiment. John A. Parker fought
at the bloodiest battle of the war, Gettysburg, with combined losses of over 51,000 soldiers. There has never been greater loss of life on American soil...
Also, he was present with Generals James H. Lane and Robert E. Lee, when the 37 North
Carolina Regiment and Confederate Army surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.
John A. Parker and his cousin, William T. Parker (Son of Solomon Parker), served in the 37th
North Carolina Infantry Regiment as listed on Official American Civil War Muster Records, Rosters, and Reports. Also,
the 37th North Carolina Regiment recruited in the Buncombe County area.
Birth: 1821 Haywood Co., N.C.
Death: 1906 Dalonega, Ga.
Father: Parker, Jonathan
Mother: Blythe, Leoma
Moss, Martha A.
John A. Parker was present with
Generals James H. Lane and Robert E. Lee, when the 37th North Carolina Regiment and Confederate Army surrendered at
Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. To be very candid, John A. Parker served in three
of the top ten bloodiest battles of the Civil War, and is very fortunate to have lived to surrender...
References and Recommended Reading:
...the Thirty-seventh (North Carolina Regiment), executed the order very handsomely, driving the
enemy's skirmishers, and occupying the road along our entire front...
...Our great loss tells but too sadly
of the gallant bearing of my command-660 out of an effective total of 1,355, including ambulance corps and rear guard, our
loss on the 1st and 2d being but slight....Our entire loss in the trans-Potomac campaign was 731...
J. H. LANE,
Report of Brig. Gen. James H. Lane, C. S. Army, commanding brigade JUNE 3-AUGUST 1, 1863.--The Gettysburg
Campaign O.R.-- SERIES I--VOLUME XXVII/2 [S# 44]
Civil War Regiments of Western North Carolina
OFFICERS & MEN PRESENT, 37TH NCT (APRIL 9, 1865)
General James H. Lane's Brigade at Gettysburg--Summary of Reports by Brigade General James H. Lane
General James H. Lane's Account Of The Battle of Chancellorsville
General Lane: About His Friend, General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
General James H. Lane Papers
The Ten Bloodiest Battles of the Civil War