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John A. Parker (Son of Jonathan)

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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...
He fought in some of the bloodiest battles of the war; Petersburg, Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Cold Harbor.
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.
Gender: Male
Parents:

       Father: Parker, Jonathan
       Mother: Blythe, Leoma

Spouse:

Moss, Martha A.
Gender: Female
Family:

Notes:
 
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...

Muster Records
 

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...

Respectfully,
J. H. LANE,

Brigadier-General.

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