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Thomas Parker

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Thomas Parker

Birth Name

Thomas Parker


ca. 1845 –

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Troy, Obine County, TN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


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; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.104; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.541.