Thomas  Parker

Thomas Parker

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Thomas Parker
Birth Name Thomas Parker
Lived ca. 1845 -
Birth Place Tennessee
Birth Country USA
Residence at Muster-In Troy, Obine County, TN
Company at Enlistment G
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 15 Jul 1863

Thomas Parker was born in Tennessee. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers."

The army listed him as living in Troy, Obine County, TN, a farmer, and age 18. He had gray eyes, brown hair, light complexion, and stood 5’6”. Parker enlisted for three years at Mississippi River Island No. 10, on July 15, 1863, and mustered there the same day as a Private (Menig). He was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL in October 1863. Parker was in the hospital and transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps on April 28, 1864. He mustered out August 26, 1865.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison; Regimental Muster and Descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol.20, p.104; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p.541.

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